Classics in Movement Science / Edition 1

Classics in Movement Science / Edition 1

by Mark Latash, Vladimir Zatsiorsky
     
 

The great scientists of the past who shaped the field of movement science are frequently cited in textbooks and research papers. But rarely do students and scholars have the opportunity to actually read the original papers–either they're not translated into English, or they're simply not accessible.

Now Classics in

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Overview

The great scientists of the past who shaped the field of movement science are frequently cited in textbooks and research papers. But rarely do students and scholars have the opportunity to actually read the original papers–either they're not translated into English, or they're simply not accessible.

Now Classics in Movement Science makes it easy for inquisitive minds to access, read, understand, and appreciate the works and wisdom of the past and put them into historical and contemporary scientific perspective.

This fascinating book presents–under one cover–a selection of 13 classical papers representing the thinking of famous scientists of the past who worked in areas now associated with biomechanics, neurophysiology of movement, and motor control.

Each paper is accompanied by a thoughtful analysis by a contemporary authority in movement science, and hence reflecting a subjective viewpoint of the commentator. Bringing together a variety of old and new perspectives, this unique format provides readers with an understanding of the influential scientist as well as his or her contemporary counterpart.

In some cases, the book presents the classical paper in its entirety; in other cases, a significant excerpt or quotation is provided. Either way, you can read for yourself–without concern about misrepresentation–the groundbreaking ideas expressed by Woodworth, Hill, Sherrington, Bernstein, Fenn, Hughlings Jackson, Denny-Brown, and others.

Classics in Movement Science begins with a thorough and provocative introductory chapter on the beginnings of movement science, which sets the stage for the rest of the book. The text is well illustrated, featuring 90 rich representations of drawings contained in the original classics.

Classics in Movement Science is the only text of its kind available today. It provides students and scholars of movement science with a lively and varied forum for analyzing the great ideas of the past and their development at present.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736000284
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
04/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Making Things Happen: An Introduction to the History of Movement Science
Onno G. Meijer

Chapter 2. How Bernstein Conquered Movement
R. Bongaardt
Revisiting the Work of Nikolai Aleksandrovitsch Bernstein

Chapter 3. Human Gait and Joint Mechanics: Is the Pendulum Swinging Back to Passive Dynamics?
Brian L. Davis, Maunak V. Rana, and Ari Levine
Revisiting the Work of Braune and Fischer

Chapter 4. Involuntary Muscle Contractions Detected by Electromyography (EMG)
Joel A. Vilensky and Sid Gilman
Revisiting the Work of D. Denny-Brown and J.B. Pennybacker

Chapter 5. Mechanical Work in Human Movement: Comments on Papers by Fenn and Elftman
Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
Revisiting the Work of Wallace O. Fenn With the Assistance of C. A. Morrison and the Work of Herbert Elftman

Chapter 6. Contributions of Ragnar Granit to the Understanding of Spinal Mechanics of Motor Coordination
T. Richard Nichols
Revisiting the Work of Ragnar Granit

Chapter 7. Helmholtz: Founder of the Action-Perception Theory
C. C. A. M. Gielen
Revisiting the Work of Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand (von) Helmholtz

Chapter 8. A.V. Hill and First Estimates of Maximum Muscle Performance in Humans
B.I. Prilutsky
Revisiting the Work of A.V. Hill

Chapter 9. First Studies of the Organization of the Human Motor Cortex
John C. Rothwell
Revisiting the Work of John Hughlings Jackson

Chapter 10. The Action of Two-Joint Muscles: The Legacy of W. P. Lombard
Arthur D. Kuo
Revisiting the Work of W. P. Lombard

Chapter 11. Sir Charles S. Sherrington: Humanist, Mentor, and Movement Neuroscientist
Douglas G. Stuart, Patricia A. Pierce, Robert J. Callister, Alan M. Brichta, and Jennifer C. McDonagh
Revisiting the Work of Sir Charles S. Sherrington

Chapter 12. Kurt Wachholder: Pioneering Electrophysiological Studies of Voluntary Movements
Dagmar Sternad
Revisiting the Work of Kurt Wachholder

Chapter 13. Woodworth (1899): Movement Variability and Theories of Motor Control
Karl M. Newell and David E. Vaillancourt
Revisiting the Work of Robert Woodworth

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