Fundamentals of Motor Control
Motor control is a relatively young field of research exploring how the nervous system produces purposeful, coordinated movements in its interaction with the body and the environment through conscious and unsconscious thought. Many books purporting to cover motor control have veered off course to examine biomechanics and physiology rather than actual control, leaving a gap in the literature. This book covers all the major perspectives in motor control, with a balanced approach. There are chapters explicitly dedicated to control theory, to dynamical systems, to biomechanics, to different behaviors, and to motor learning, including case studies.
Academic researchers and students in motor control, and kinesiology.
Hardbound, 364 Pages
Published: August 2012
Imprint: Academic Press
1. A Philosophical Introduction
2. Elements of History3. Features of the System for Movement Production
4. Instructive Examples5. Control with Forces and Torques
6. Control with Muscle Activations7. Control Theory Approaches
8. Physical Approaches9. Coordination
10. Neurophysiological Structures11. Exemplary Behaviors
12. Effects of Practice and Adaptation13. Methods in Motor Control Studies