During the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase
in interest in the study of motor control and learning. In this
volume authors from a variety of backgrounds and theoretical
perspectives review their research with particular emphasis on
the methods and paradigms employed, and the future direction of
their work. The book is divided into four main sections. The
first section contains chapters examining general issues and
trends in the movement behaviour field. The remaining three
sections contain chapters from scientists working in three
broadly defined areas of interest: coordination and control;
visuo-motor processes; and movement disorders. Each section
provides an overview of the different approaches and different
levels of analysis being used to examine specific topics within
the motor domain.
Approaches to the Study of Motor Control and Learning, 1st Edition
Part I: Motor Behaviour Research: General Issues and
The Rise and Fall of Dominant Paradigms in Motor
Behaviour Research (B. Abernethy, W.A. Sparrow). Motor Control
and Learning: How Far do the Experimental Tasks Restrict our
Theoretical Insight? (J.I. Laszlo). Human Skill and Motor
Control: Some Aspects of the Motor Control-Motor Learning
Relation (H.T.A. Whiting, S. Vogt, B. Vereijken). Handwriting
as a Motor Task: Experimentation, Modelling, and Simulation
(A.J.W.M. Thomassen, G.P. van Galen). Part II: Coordination
Measuring Changes in Coordination and Control
(W.A. Sparrow). Children's Motor Rhythm and Timing: A Dynamical
Approach (H. Parker). Multi-Sensory Control of Coordinated
Movement (P. Haggard). Control of Rapid Arm Movement (L.R.T.
Williams). Part III: Visuo-Motor Processes.
Control in Goal-Directed Movements (G.K. Kerr). The Processing
of Visual Feedback in Rapid Movements: Revisited (D. Glencross,
N. Barrett). The Control of Catching (G.J.P. Savelsbergh, H.T.A.
Whiting, J.R. Pijpers). Visual Information for the Timing of
Skilled Movements: A Review (B. Abernethy, R. Burgess-Limerick).Part IV: Movement Disorders.
Neuromotor Control and Down
Syndrome (J.G. Anson). The Movement Approach: A Window to
Understanding the Clumsy Child (D. Larkin, D. Hoare). Motor
Control Considerations for Assessment and Rehabilitation of
Movement Disorders (J.L. Charlton). The Contribution of Movement
Disorders Research to Theories of Motor Control and Learning
(J.G. Phillips, G.E. Stelmach). Adaptive Model Theory:
Application to Disorders of Motor Control (P.D. Neilson, M.D.
Neilson, N.J. O'Dwyer). Part V: Epilogue.
Behaviour: A Field in Crisis? (J.J. Summers). Subject Index.