Neurophysiological Basis of Movement

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A text for a one-semester course on the neurophysiology of voluntary movement, incorporating relevant information from the study of biomechanics, anatomy, control theory, and motor disorders. Material is divided into five sections on cells, connections, structures, behaviors, and disorders. Topics are applied to specific tasks such as standing, locomotion, eye movement control, and reaching. Learning features include problems throughout chapters, 156 one-minute drills, 262 b&w illustrations, and six lab studies, plus a glossary. Layout is spare and simple. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Mark L. Latash, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Latash has authored two other books, edited or coedited six other books, and published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles. He also initiated, and has edited for more than 10 years, the scientific journal Motor Control. Latash organized a series of conferences called Progress in Motor Control and has served as president for the International Society of Motor Control. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the American Society of Biomechanics, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE).

Dr. Latash was appointed a distinguished professor of kinesiology in 2005 and has received numerous other awards, including some from Penn State, the University of Otago in New Zealand, and AAKPE. In his leisure time, he enjoys hiking, mushroom hunting, reading, and playing soccer.

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“This is a valuable resource for students and entry-level professionals in fields related to motor control. The author has diligently and successfully critiqued his previous edition to produce a book that can help students learn and teachers facilitate in a critical thinking environment.” -Doody's Book Review Service

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