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Motor learning and control : concepts and applications

Author: Richard A Magill
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Designed for introductory students, this text provides the reader with a solid research base and defines difficult material by identifying concepts and demonstrating applications for each of those concepts. "Whether you'll be working with elite athletes or patients in physical therapy, 'Motor learning and control : concepts and applicaitons' will guide you through the concepts you need to succeed in your field. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Magill
ISBN: 9780073047324 0073047325 9780071106979 0071106979
OCLC Number: 69241594
Description: xiii, 482 pages : illustrations ; c24 cm
Contents: Unit I. Introduction To Motor Skills And Abilities --
1. The Classification Of Motor Skills --
2. The Measurement Of Motor Performance --
3. Motor Abilities --
Unit II. Introduction To Motor Control --
4. Neuromotor Basis For Motor Control --
5. Motor Control Theories --
6. Touch, Proprioception, And Vision --
7. Performance And Motor Control Characteristics Of Functional Skills --
8. Action Preparation --
Unit III. Attention And Memory --
9. Attention As A Limited Capacity Resource --
10. Memory Components, Forgetting, And Strategies --
Unit IV. Introduction To Motor Skill Learning --
11. Defining And Assessing Learning --
12. The Stages Of Learning --
13. Transfer Of Learning --
Unit V. Instruction And Augmented Feedback --
14. Demonstration And Verbal Instructions --
15. Augmented Feedback --
Unit VI. Practice Conditions --
16. Practice Variability And Specificity --
17. The Amount And Distribution Of Practice --
18. Whole And Part Practice --
19. Mental Practice.
Responsibility: Richard A. Magill.

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