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Routledge Handbook of Motor Control and Motor Learning

Edited by: Gollhofer Albert , Taube Wolfgang , Bo Nielsen Jens

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415669603
eBook ISBN: 9780203132746
Adobe ISBN: 9781136477942

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The Routledge Handbook of Motor Control and Motor Learning is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of neurophysiological, behavioural and biomechanical aspects of motor function. Adopting an integrative approach, it examines the full range of key topics in contemporary human movement studies, explaining motor behaviour in depth from the molecular level to behavioural consequences.

The book contains contributions from many of the world´s leading experts in motor control and motor learning, and is composed of five thematic parts:

  • Theories and models
  • Basic aspects of motor control and learning
  • Motor control and learning in locomotion and posture
  • Motor control and learning in voluntary actions
  • Challenges in motor control and learning

Mastering and improving motor control may be important in sports, but it becomes even more relevant in rehabilitation and clinical settings, where the prime aim is to regain motor function. Therefore the book addresses not only basic and theoretical aspects of motor control and learning but also applied areas like robotics, modelling and complex human movements. This book is both a definitive subject guide and an important contribution to the contemporary research agenda. It is therefore important reading for students, scholars and researchers working in sports and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, medicine and neuroscience.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Theoretical Models of Motor Control and Motor Learning Download PDF
Chapter  2:  What can We Learn from Animal Models? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Postural Control by Disturbance Estimation and Compensation Through Long-Loop Responses Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Motor Learning Explored with Myoelectric and Neural Interfaces Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Biomechanical and Neuromechanical Concepts for Legged Locomotion Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Visual Activation of Short Latency Reinforcement Mechanisms in the Basal Ganglia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Role of Augmented Feedback in Human Motor Learning Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Neuroscientific Aspects of Implicit Motor Learning in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Mirror Neurons and Imitation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Neural Control of Walking Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Adaptive Plasticity of Gait Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Motor Control and Motor Learning in Stretch-Shortening Cycle Movements Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Postural Control and Balance Training Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Body Schema, Illusions of Movement and Body Perception Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Voluntary Movement Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Acute and Long-Term Neural Adaptations to Training Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Motor Control and Motor Learning Under Fatigue Conditions Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Movement Disorders Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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