This up-to-date handbook focuses on the study of action, or"motor control,"which examines movement and skill and the internal processes that lead to them. As action is interrelated with cognition, this is a vigorous field of investigation.Written by international experts, Motor Skills provides current reviews on general processes important to motor control--learning, coordination, timing, planning, and control--and on the individual skills of throwing, catching, reaching, and typing.The text describes important conceptual and methodological advances regarding control theory and timing, and is divided into two sections which analyze skill from the perspectives of general processes and individual skills.
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Handbook of Perception and Action is a three-volume set that, in addition to giving overviews of the state-of-the-art in these two areas, also stresses the functional relationships between them.
This second volume is an up-to-date handbook of motor control written by leading international experts. The book provides current reviews on general processes important to motor control (learning, coordination, timing, planning, and control) and on individual skills (throwing and catching, reaching, and typing). Important conceptual and methodological advances are described regarding control theory and timing.
The organization of the material in this volume is divided into two sections: five chapters deal with general processes and five with individual skills, giving two different perspectives on related issues. The resulting overlap will, the editors feel, be beneficial to readers: repetition in different contexts, they point out, helps to build the web of ideas that represents knowledge.
This volume, together with the two accompanying volumes on action and attention, will be of great interest and use to researchers, technicians, graduate students and final-year undergraduates in psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroscience.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG012516162X