Human Motor Control

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Academic Press, 1991 - Psychology - 411 pages
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This book is a comprehensive, elementary introduction to the field of motor control, stressing psychological, physiological, and computational approaches. Human Motor Control cuts across all disciplines which are defined with respect to movement: physical education, dance, physical therapy, robotics, and so on. The book is unique because it is organized around major activity areas.

Key Features
* It is a comprehensive presentation of the major problems and topics in human motor control
* Incorporates applications of work that lie outside the traditional sports or physical education teaching areas
* Emphasizes computational aspects of movement, and gives a much more detailed treatment of motor neurophysiology than other textbooks
* Includes critical appraisals of current research on such topics as internal representations of forthcoming movements, and important new theories such as Synergetics
* Compiles the latest research--each chapter has been reviewed by at least one expert
* Presents extensive discussions of activities such as tennis, long-jumping, diving, and swimming
* Features a second part which is organized in a modular fashion to allow you to read only chapters of interest

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est chef de clinique dans l'unité de prévention des maladies cardiovasculaires de l'hôpital Pitié Salpétrière à Paris.

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