Multilevel Approach to the Study of Motor Control and Learning

ISBN-10: 080536031X
ISBN-13: 9780805360318
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $171.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980

Motor Control
The Nature of Motor Control
Defining Motor Control
Theories of Motor Control
Reflex Hierarchical Dynamic Systems
Characteristics of Human Action
Flexibility Uniqueness Consistency and Modifiability
Coordination versus Control of Action
Muscle Response Synergies Mechanical Properties of Limbs
Scientific Measurement and Motor Control
Psychological Measures
Response Outcome Measures Response Process Measures
Neurological Measures
Surface Recordings Evoked Potentials Intracellular Recordings Lesions/Abrasions Brain Scanning Techniques
Developing and Executing a Plan of Action
Planning the Action
Making the Decision to Act Developing a General Plan Adding Details to the Plan Executing the Plan of Action
The Neuromotor Level of Analysis
The Limbic System The Association Cortex Projection System Motor Pathways The Spinal System
Moment-to-Moment Control
Types of Motorneurons Muscle Activation and Force Production Musculoskeletal Contributions to Force Subconscious Control of Movement Solving the Motor Problem
Action Planning for Stable and Variable Environments
Disorders of the Motor System Affecting Motor Control
Basal Ganglia Disorders Cerebellar Disorders Disorders of Descending Pathways
Sensory Contributions to Action
General Properties of Sensory Receptors and Afferent Pathways
Adequate Stimulation Intensity Coding Sensory Adaptation
The Transmission and Integration of Sensory Input
Somatosensation
Cutaneous Receptors Proprioceptors
Transmission of Sensory Input
Dorsal Column Medial Lemniscal System Anterolateral Spinothalamic Tract
Disorders of the Somatosensory System
Application of Theory
The Conscious Sensation of Movement
Afferent Sources of Kinesthesis Practical Applications
The Role of Feedback in Controlling Actions
Knowledge of Body Position Planning and Modification of Action Plans Learning or, Relearning of Movements
Errors in Performance
Vision and Action
Neuromotor Processing of Vision
Reception of Visual Input Transmission to the Brain Topographical Organization of the Visual System
Two Visual Systems?
Two Visual Systems and Motor Control
Psychological Studies of Perception and Action
Contrasting Theories of Visual Perception
Visual Guidance of Action
Posture and Locomotion Anticipation Timing Time-to-Contact Information Visual Dominance
Disorders of the Visual System
Motor Learning
The Nature of Motor Learning
Defining Motor Learning
Learning Leads to Relatively Permanent Changes Learning Must be Inferred Learning is Promoted Through Practice and Experience
Theories of Motor Learning
Adams' Closed Loop Theory Schema Theory Ecological Theories of Perception and Action
Stages of Motor Learning
Fitts' Three Stages of Learning A Neo-Bernsteinian Perspective Gentile's Two Stage Model
The Generalizability of Learning
Understanding the Relationship Between Learning and Transfer
Theoretical Views of Transfer
Identical Elements Theory Transfer-Appropriate Processing
Application of Theory
Make Practice Difficult Vary the Type of Practice Reduce the Frequency of Feedback
Scientific Measurement and Motor Learning
Measurement and Motor Learning
Performance Curves Retention Tests Transfer Tests
Measuring Learning-Related Changes in Perception and Cognition
Expert vs. Novice Visual Occlusion Techniques Eye Movement Recordings Memory Recall Tests Knowledge Base Development
Measuring Learning-Related Changes in the Dynamics of Action
Measures of Metabolic and Mechanical Efficiency Cross-Correlation Analyses Learning Trends
Identifying the Learning-Related Changes in Performance
Memory and Learning
Contemporary Models of Memory
Atkinson and Shiffrin's Multistore Model Levels-of-Processing Framework
Neurobiology of Memory
The Limbic Connection Dual Systems Theory of Action
Types of Memory
Short-Term (Temporary) and Long Term (Permanent) Declarative and Procedural Memory The Relationship Between Learning and Memory
Factors Influencing Memory Skill
Movement Characteristics Environmental Context The Learner
Application of Theory
Increasing Amount of Original Learning Fostering Understanding of Skill-to-be-Learned Mnemonics (Memory Aids) Contextual Interference During Practice Spacing of Practice Practice-Performance Similarity
Disorders of Memory
Setting the Stage for Learning
Introducing the Skill to be Learned
Variables Influencing Model Effectiveness Evaluating Models' Effectiveness
Theoretical Explanations of the Modeling Effect
Social Learning Theory Direct Perception Approach
Discovery Learning
Applying the Principles of Discovery Learning
Organizing the Practice Environment
Structuring the Practice Session
Practice Variability
Organizing the Practice Schedule
Introducing Interference Influencing Factors Measurement of Performance, Learning, or Transfer
Theoretical Accounts of the Contextual Interference Effect
Elaboration View Action-Plan Reconstruction View
Spacing/Distribution of Practice
Practical Implications
Techniques for Enhancing Practice Effectiveness
Guidance Techniques Whole vs. Part-Task Strategies Part-Practice Methods Attentional Cueing and Whole Practice
Augmented Feedback and Learning
Form of the Feedback
Kinematic and Kinetic Visual Displays Videotape Feedback Augmented Sensory Feedback: Biofeedback Guiding Principles
Precision of Augmented Feedback
Frequency of Augmented Feedback
Fading-Frequency Schedules of KR Bandwidth KR Reversed Bandwidth KR Summary KR Average Knowledge of Results
Theoretical Explanations of the Frequency Effect
Guidance Hypothesis Consistency Hypothesis
Augmented Feedback and Motivation
References
Credits
Author Index
Subject Index

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