Motor Control

Motor Control

Issues and Trends

1st Edition - April 28, 1976

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  • Editor: George E. Stelmach
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268897

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Motor Control: Issues and Trends discusses concepts, ideas and experimental data on issues and trends in motor control. The book contains the works of scientists who are doing research in the field of motor control. The contributed articles focus on such topics as central and peripheral mechanisms in motor control; theoretical approaches to the learning of motor skills; how the concept of attention can be used and applied to problems in the perception and production of movement; and motor task complexity. Psychologists, behaviorists, and neurophysiologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents


  • Contents

    List of contributors

    Preface

    1 Central and Peripheral Mechanisms in Motor Control

    I. Introduction

    II. Peripheral Mechanisms Underlying Movement Control

    III. Central Mechanisms Underlying Movement Control

    IV. Concluding Comments

    References

    2 The Schema as a Solution to Some Persistent Problems in Motor Learning Theory

    I. Introduction

    II. Limitations of Existing Theories

    III. A Possible Solution: The Schema Theory

    IV. Some Key Concerns Facing the Schema Theory

    References

    3 Spatial Location Cues and Movement Production

    I. Introduction

    II. Motor Control

    III. Coding and the Availability of Movement Cues

    IV. Spatial Location and Movement Control

    V. Evidence

    VI. Implications

    VII. Summary

    References

    4 Issues for a Closed-Loop Theory of Motor Learning

    I. Introduction

    II. Review of Adams' Closed-Loop Theory of Motor Learning

    III. The Motor Program

    IV. Schema

    V. General Conclusions

    References

    5 The Structure of Motor Programs

    I. Introduction

    II. The Motor Program Concept

    III. Memory Structures of Motor Programs

    IV. Summary

    References

    6 Attention and Movement

    I. Introduction

    II. Attention

    III. Perception of Movement

    IV. Production of Movement

    V. Conclusion

    References

    7 Cognitive Information Processes in Motor Short-Term Memory and Movement Production

    I. Introduction

    II. Coding Processes in Motor Short-Term Memory

    III. Movement Production: The Motor Schema

    IV. Coding of Movement Information: A Two-Stage Process

    References

    8 Proprioception as a Basis of Anticipatory Timing Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Proprioceptive Trace Hypothesis

    III. Proprioceptive Input Hypothesis

    IV. Issues and Trends

    References

    9 Dimensions of Motor Task Complexity

    I. Introduction

    II. Motor Programming and Response Complexity

    III. Information Processing and Complexity

    IV. Summary

    References

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: April 28, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268897

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George E. Stelmach

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