Fundamentals of Motor Control

Fundamentals of Motor Control

by Mark L. Latash
     
 

ISBN-10: 0124159567

ISBN-13: 9780124159563

Pub. Date: 07/24/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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,

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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.

  • Reviews current research in motor control
  • Contains balanced perspectives among neuroscience, psychology, physics and biomechanics
  • Highlights controversies in the field
  • Discusses neurophysiology, control theory, biomechanics, and dynamical systems under one cover
  • Links principles of motor control to everyday behaviors
  • Includes case studies delving into topics in more detail

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124159563
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. A Philosophical Introduction

2. Elements of History

3.Features of the System for Movement Production

4. Instructive Examples

5. Control with Forces and Torques

6. Control with Muscle Activations

7. Control Theory Approaches

8. Physical Approaches

9. Coordination

10. Neurophysiological Structures

11. Exemplary Behaviors

12. Effects of Practice and Adaptation

13. Methods in Motor Control Studies

Glossary

Index

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