The Neuroscience Of Human Movement / Edition 1 by Charles T. Leonard, Leonard, C. T. Leonard | | 9780815153719 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Neuroscience Of Human Movement / Edition 1

The Neuroscience Of Human Movement / Edition 1

by Charles T. Leonard, Leonard, C. T. Leonard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815153716

ISBN-13: 9780815153719

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Covering the basics of neuroscience, including a chapter on the vocabulary of the nervous system (a great brush-up even for those who have some prior knowledge of neuroscience), this excellent reference eases the student through more difficult topics such as reflexes, eye-hand coordination, and neural control of running and walking. Each chapter begins with an

Overview

Covering the basics of neuroscience, including a chapter on the vocabulary of the nervous system (a great brush-up even for those who have some prior knowledge of neuroscience), this excellent reference eases the student through more difficult topics such as reflexes, eye-hand coordination, and neural control of running and walking. Each chapter begins with an outline, and a comprehensive glossary rounds out the book. More than 50 original line drawings illustrate key concepts.

* Presents difficult information on neuroscience in an easy-to-understand manner.
• Explains the major organizational subdivisions of the central nervous system briefly, with an emphasis on structures and structural relationships that impact motor control.
• Presents typical spinal cord and brainstem reflexes involved in motor control and discusses the methods for using these reflexes to influence strength gains and muscle flexibility.
• Includes the most current research on the neural control of hand-eye coordination, discussed in relation to its importance to rehabilitation medicine and childrens' physical education.
• Chapter on the neural control of human locomotion integrates concepts in previous chapters to show the harmony of neural interaction that is needed to complete any motor act.
• Includes the latest research (by the author) showing that humans can consciously alter reflex activity and the impact of these findings on athletic performance, recovery from injury, and motor learning.
• Concepts are illustrated with anecdotes and examples making difficult information less intimidating and easier to grasp.
• Includes topics like hand-eye coordination and human locomotion, applying neuroscience to everyday activities and making highly theoretical information useful.
• More than 50 original line drawings illustrate key concepts.
• Chapter outlines give students an overview of the information to be presented.
• Comprehensive glossary provides an easy review of difficult terminology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815153719
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Vocabulary of the Nervous System Chapter 2. Glimpses of Organizational Form and Function Chapter 3. Principles of Reflex Action and Motor Control Chapter 4. The Role of the Cerebral Cortex in Movement Chapter 5. Neural Control of Human Locomotion Chapter 6. The Neuroscience of Motor Learning Chapter 7. The Anatomy of Eye-Hand Coordination Glossary

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