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Psychology of Human Movement.

Author: Mary M Smyth; Alan W Wing
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smyth, Mary M.
Psychology of Human Movement.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary M Smyth; Alan W Wing
ISBN: 9781483289151 148328915X
OCLC Number: 897643726
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; The Psychology of Human Movement; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1. Movement, Action and Skill; 1. Introduction; 2. Describing and Understanding Movement; 3. Movement and Skill in Psychology; 4. Movement, Action and Information Processing; 5. The Rest of This Book; Chapter 2. Physiology of Motor Control; 1. Introduction; 2. Building Blocks of the Nervous System; 3. Spinal Mechanisms; 4. Supraspinal Mechanisms; 5. Interactions between Components of the Motor System; 6. Conclusion; Chapter 3. Planning and Controlling Simple Movements. 1. Introduction2. Categories of Movement; 3. Fitts's Law; 4. Sources of Information in the Control of Movement; 5. Theories of Motor Control; 6. Motor Programs; 7. Feedback Control; 8. Movement Variation and Schema Theory; 9. Conclusion; Chapter 4. Memory for Movements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Short-Term Motor-Memory Paradigm; 3. Measuring Memory for Simple Movements; 4. Memory for Constrained Movements; Interference in Memory; Active, Passive and Self-Selected Movements; Sight and Feel in Memory for Movement; Vision and Subject Control; Context in Memory for Movement; Conclusion. Chapter 5. Perception and Action1. Introduction; 2. Types of Perceptual Input; 3. How Many Visual Systems?; 4. Orientation to the World: Balance and Posture; 5. Perception and Feedback; 6. Skilled Perception; 7. Perceptual Schemas; 8. Conclusion; Chapter 6. The Sequencing of Movements; 1. Introduction; 2. Feedback in Sequencing Movements; 3. Parameters in the Motor Program; 4. Levels of Representation of Movement Sequences; 5. Errors in Movement Sequences; 6. Conclusion; Chapter 7. Doing Two Things at Once: Process Limitations and Interactions; Introduction; Experimental Methods. Theoretical Approaches to Dual-Task PerformanceThe Use of Dual-Task Methodology in the Analysis of Movement Control; Levels of Interference; Conclusion; Chapter 8. The Acquisition of Skill; 1. Introduction; 2. Stages in Skill Acquisition; 3. Theoretical Accounts of the Learning Process; 4. Coordinative Structures and Transfer; 5. Practice; 6. Conclusion; Chapter 9. The Development of Movement Control; 1. Introduction; 2. Myelination; 3. The Developmental Sequence in the First Year; 4. Reaching; 5. Conclusion; Chapter 10. Disorders of Movement; 1. Introduction. 2. Pathological Changes in the CNS3. Clinical Assessment of Movement; 4. Empirical Studies of Motor Disorders; 5. Conscious Representation of Goal-Directed Action; 6. Conclusion; Afterword; Glossary; References; Author Index; Subject Index.

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