Variability and Motor Control / Edition 1

Variability and Motor Control / Edition 1

by Newell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873224248

ISBN-13: 9780873224246

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Variability and Motor Control is a comprehensive examination of research and theoretical perspectives on movement variability and motor control. The text reviews traditional perspectives - which view movement variability as noise or error - and moves on to consider dynamical systems approaches to movement control, which view variability as an index of movement…  See more details below

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Variability and Motor Control is a comprehensive examination of research and theoretical perspectives on movement variability and motor control. The text reviews traditional perspectives - which view movement variability as noise or error - and moves on to consider dynamical systems approaches to movement control, which view variability as an index of movement fluctuations. Written by leading experts in motor control, this text provides valuable information on the importance of variability in the theoretical inquiry into motor control, skill acquisition, and motor impairment; the use of estimated variability as a movement parameter in empirical studies of motor control; and current developments of new dynamical systems approaches to variability and motor control. Variability and Motor Control is a valuable reference for students and scholars of motor control and learning as well as experimental psychologists, ergonomists, and industrial and human-factors specialists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873224246
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Issues in Variability and Motor Control1
Ch. 2Force Variability and Characteristics of Force Production15
Ch. 3Variability of Brief Force Impulses37
Ch. 4Predicting Motor Performance From Variability Measures53
Ch. 5Directional Effects on Variability of Upper Limb Movements65
Ch. 6Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for the Production of Linear Speed-Accuracy Trade-Offs in Aimed Hand Movements91
Ch. 7Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off in Human Movements: An Optimal Control Viewpoint117
Ch. 8Variability of Fast Single-Joint Movements and the Equilibrium-Point Hypothesis157
Ch. 9How Spinal Neural Networks Reduce Discrepancies Between Motor Intention and Motor Realization183
Ch. 10In Search of a Unified Theory of Biological Organization: What Does the Motor System of a Sea Slug Tell Us About Human Motor Integration?225
Ch. 11Fluctuations, Intermittency, and Controllable Chaos in Biological Coordination291
Ch. 12Information in Movement Variability About the Qualitative Dynamics of Posture and Orientation317
Ch. 13Stability of Symmetric and Asymmetric Discrete Bimanual Actions359
Ch. 14Fluctuations in Interlimb Rhythmic Coordination381
Ch. 15Slicing the Variability Pie: Component Analysis of Coordination and Motor Dysfunction415
Ch. 16Movement Variability in Limb Gesturing: Implications for Understanding Apraxia449
Ch. 17Stereotypy and Variability475
Credits497
Index499

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