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Author Schmidt, Richard A., 1941-
Title Motor control and learning : a behavioral emphasis / Richard A. Schmidt, Timothy D. Lee.
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2011.
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 Floor2  BF295 .S248 2011    IN LIBRARY
Edition 5th ed.
Description ix, 581 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-564) and indexes.
Contents Evolution of a field of study -- Methodology for studying motor performance -- Human information processing -- Attention and performance -- Sensory contributions to motor control -- Central contributions to motor control -- Principles of speed and accuracy -- Coordination -- Individual differences and capabilities -- Motor learning concepts and research methods -- Conditions of practice -- Augmented feedback -- The learning process -- Retention and transfer.
Summary "Motor Control and Learning, Fifth Edition, begins with an introduction to research and fundamental concepts important to understanding motor behavior. In the second part of the text, readers will learn about motor control, including contributions from the sensory and central nervous systems; principles related to speed and accuracy; factors involved in movement control and coordination; and factors that determine skill differences between people and among groups of people. The final portion of the text covers skill acquisition, examining special methodological problems for studying motor learning, various theoretical treatments of motor learning, and factors associated with the retention and transfer of skills."--pub. desc.
Subject Movement, Psychology of.
Motor learning.
Related Names Lee, Timothy Donald, 1955-
ISBN 0736079610 (hard cover)
9780736079617 (hard cover)
OCLC number 670176141