Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications provides an introductory study of motor learning and control for students who aspire to become practitioners in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented professions. The text opens with an introduction to motor skills and control, continues through attention, memory, and learning, and ends with a discussion of instruction, feedback, and practice methods. The text's strong research base, clear presentation and practical applications will help students build a solid foundation in motor skills and prepare them for further exploration on their own.
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- Updated the role of the vestibular system in motor control.
- Expanded and clarified discussion of the meaning of "persistence" as a general performance characteristic of skill learning
- Current research relating to results of brain imaging showing differences in brain regions active during early and later stag.s of learning.
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- Concept statements" provides students with a guide to understanding each chapter
- Applications" relate the concepts of each chapter to everyday experiences and professional practices.
- Application problems Present a specific problem for students to solve as they work through each chapter.
- A Closer Look" boxes provide more detailed information about research studies, relate text discussions to professional practices, or delve more deeply into relevant issues.
- Points for the Practitioner" discusses how the chapter topic relates to a practice or performance setting.
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. Sensory Components of Motor Control
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: Practive Conditions
16. Practice Variability and Specificity
17. The Amount and Distribution of Practice
18. Whole and Part Practice
19. Mental Practice