Motor Control and Learning, 6th Edition (PDF), focuses on observable movement behavior, the many factors that influence quality of movement, and how movement skills are acquired. The textbook examines the cognitive, biomechanical, motivational, and neurological processes of complex motor behaviors that allow human movement to progress from unrefined and clumsy to masterfully agile and smooth.
This latest updated 6th edition builds upon the foundational work of Richard Schmidt and Timothy Lee in previous editions. The 3 new authors— each a distinguished scholar — offer a depth and range of knowledge that includes current directions in the field. The extensively revised content reflects the latest research and new directions in Motor Control and Learning 6e. Additional features of the sixth edition include the following:
• An instructor guide that offers sample answers for the learning experiences found in the student web resource (not included in this sale)
• New content on sleep and movement memory, the role of illusions, vision and reaching, the OPTIMAL theory of motor learning, the neuroscience of learning, and more
• A web resource that includes narratives and learning activities from Motor Control in Everyday Actions that correspond with the chapters in the ebook, giving students additional opportunities to analyze how research in motor learning and control can be expanded and applied in everyday settings
Motor Control and Learning, 6th edition, begins with a brief introduction to the field and an introduction to important concepts and research methods. Part 2I thoroughly covers motor control with topics such as closed-loop perspective, the role of the central nervous system for movement speed, control, and accuracy, and coordination. Part 3 deals with motor learning, exploring the effects of attentional focus, the structure of practice sessions, the role of feedback, theoretical views of motor learning, and the transfer and retention of skills.
Throughout the ebook, art and practical examples are included to elucidate very complex topics. Sidebars with classic research, historical examples, and examples of real-world applications highlight the importance of motor control and learning research and bring attention to influential research studies and pioneers. End-of-chapter summaries andcollege student assignments reinforce important concepts and terms and provide review opportunities. For instructors, an image bank complements the new instructor guide; it is available to course adopters at www.HumanKinetics.com/MotorControlAndLearning.
The updated research, new features, and highly respected authors of Motor Control and Learning: A Behavioral Emphasis 6th edition, provide a solid foundation for both college students and practitioners who study and work in fields that encompass movement behavior.
NOTE: This sale only includes the PDF eBook of Motor Control and Learning: A Behavioral Emphasis 6e. No access codes or other material included.