Neurophysiology And Neuropsychology Of Motor Development / Edition 1

Neurophysiology And Neuropsychology Of Motor Development / Edition 1

by Kevin J. Connolly, Hans Forssberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 1898683107

ISBN-13: 9781898683100

Pub. Date: 01/30/1997

Publisher: Wiley

This book's main focus is the development of skilled motor actions by children: commonplace but vital actions such as maintaining posture, walking, reaching and grasping, and manipulating objects and tools. It represents a state-of-the-art report on motor development linking neurophysiological and neuropsychological approaches. Contributors employ examples from

Overview

This book's main focus is the development of skilled motor actions by children: commonplace but vital actions such as maintaining posture, walking, reaching and grasping, and manipulating objects and tools. It represents a state-of-the-art report on motor development linking neurophysiological and neuropsychological approaches. Contributors employ examples from both normal and pathological development to study pre- and postnatal brain development and its relationship to skilled motor actions and patterns of behavioral change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781898683100
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/1997
Series:
Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series, #143
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Brain development and the development of tone and movement J. K. Brown, T. Omar and M. O'Regan; 2. The importance of fetal movements H. F. R. Prechtl; 3. Postural control in children: development in typical populations and in children with cerebral palsy and Down's syndrome D. Matiello and M. Woollacott; 4. Neurobiology of normal and impaired locomotor development H. Forssberg and V. Dietz; 5. Locomotor development in children with cerebral palsy D. Scrutton and P. Rosenbaum; 6. The interaction of muscle maturation with movement and posture J. P. Lin; 7. Development and function of cutaneomuscular reflexes and their pathophysiology in cerebral palsy A. L. Evans; 8. Skilled action and the development of the corticospinal tract in primates R. N. Lemon, J. Armand, E. Olivier and S. A. Edgley; 9. The development of descending motor pathways in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: the effects of early brain damage L. J. Carr and J. A. Stephens; 10. Postural adjustments associated with ballistic movements in adult humans P. Ashby, E. Cafarelli and E. Palmer; 11. Development of neural mechanisms underlying grasping in children A. M. Gordon and H. Forssberg; 12. The development of grip patterns in infancy K. M. Newell and P. V. McDonald; 13. Perception in action approach to cerebral palsy D. N. Lee, C. von Hofsten and E. Cotton; 14. Variability and stability in the development of skilled actions E. de J. Manoel and K. J. Connolly; 15. Dynamic systems theory and skill development in infants and children B. D. Ulrich; 16.Adaptive model theory: central processing in acquisition of skill P. D. Neilson, M. D. Neilson and N. J. O'Dwyer.

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