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Early Development of the Use of Visual Information for Action and Perception

Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...At the age of 3 mo, infants can already intercept slowly moving objects (van Hof, van der Kamp, & Savelsbergh, 2002, 2006, 2008; von Hofsten, 1980, 1983; von Hofsten & Lindhagen, 1979). Obviously, these infants are not yet proficient...

The Preparation and Control of Multiple-Target Aiming Movements

Michael A. Khan

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Michael A. Khan, PhD, is a professor of motor control and learning and head of the School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University in Wales, United Kingdom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Werner F. Helsen

Werner F. Helsen

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Ian M. Franks

Ian M. Franks

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Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...It is well known that the processes associated with specifying and organizing a response increase as a function of the number of response elements (Henry & Rogers, 1960; Klapp, 1995). These additional preparatory processes have been...

Putting It All Together: The Motor Skill Learning Cycle

Jeffrey T. Fairbrother

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fundamentals of Motor Behavior

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Sacramento Bee/Zuma Press/Icon SMI✓ The phases and steps of the motor skill learning cycle✓ How to consider the influence that the learner, the task, and the performance setting have on the design of instruction✓ How to plan for practice...

Motor Development

Robert M Malina

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PhD, FACSM Research Professor Tarleton State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Claude Bouchard

PhD, FACSM Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oded Bar-Or

MD, FACSM Director Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Centre McMaster University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity

Human Kinetics, 2004

Ebook Chapter

...The acquisition of competence in motor activities is an important developmental task of childhood. All children, except some with severe disabilities, have the potential to develop and learna variety of fundamental movement patterns...

Lateralization of Goal-Directed Movement

Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...This chapter discusses the neural foundations of motor lateralization, or handedness. First we examine lateralization, a phenomenon that has been described for a variety of neural systems. Next, we discuss evidence for both cultural...

Genetic Regulation Of Growth, Maturation, And Performance

Robert M Malina

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PhD, FACSM Research Professor Tarleton State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Claude Bouchard

PhD, FACSM Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oded Bar-Or

MD, FACSM Director Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Centre McMaster University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity

Human Kinetics, 2004

Ebook Chapter

...Growth, maturation, and physical performance are commonly assumed to be affected by heredity, that is, they are subject to the influences of both biological and cultural inheritance. Cultural heredity, or cultural inheritance, refers...

Vision and Movement Planning

Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...If the old adage “seeing is believing” is true, the link between what we see and what we do should be relatively simple and straightforward: See then act! From a perspective of motor preparation, it is easier to explain seeing than...

The Optimization of Speed, Accuracy, and Energy in Goal-Directed Aiming

Digby Elliott

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Digby Elliott, PhD, is a professor of motor control and behavioral neuroscience in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University (Liverpool, United Kingdom). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Hansen

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Michael A. Khan

Michael A. Khan, PhD, is a professor of motor control and learning and head of the School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University in Wales, United Kingdom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Many of the traditional models of speed–accuracy relationships and limb control are steady-state models (see chapter 1). They explain the relationship between speed and accuracy and sometimes energy expenditure by detailing sets...

Visual Information in the Acquisition of Goal-Directed Action

Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...In the last few decades, a modest number of empirical investigations have been designed to identify factors influencing the use of visual information as a function of practice. During the same time, we have also observed significant debates...

Motor Control Adaptations to Training

Bruce Abernethy

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Bruce Abernethy, PhD, is professor of human movement science in the School of Human Movement Studies and deputy executive dean and associate dean (research) in the faculty of health sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He also holds a visiting professor appointment at the University of Hong Kong, where he was previously the inaugural chair professor and director of the Institute of Human Performance. He is also coeditor of Creative Side of Experimentation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vaughan Kippers

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Vaughan Kippers, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He coordinates anatomy courses for students enrolled in medicine, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy programs. His major research involves the use of electromyography, in which the electrical signals produced by muscles as they contract are analyzed to determine muscular control of human movement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan, PhD, is a registered sport psychologist and an associate professor in the Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Hanrahan has over 20 years of experience in teaching human movement studies at the undergraduate level. She is a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to being part of the author team for the first two editions of Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Hanrahan has authored or edited nine other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marcus G. Pandy

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Marcus G. Pandy, PhD, is a professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Pandy earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University in Columbus and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he held the Joe J. King professorship in engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alison M. McManus

Alison M. McManus, PhD, is an associate professor and assistant director of the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the role exercise and free-living physical activity play in the health and well-being of children, the development of population measures of obesity and its associated health risks, and the provision of a more comprehensive understanding of the complex metabolic bases of exercise and physical activity in obese children. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurel T. Mackinnon

Laurel T. Mackinnon, PhD, is a science writer and editor based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is also a former associate professor and now adjunct associate professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...‣ training-related changes in observable motor performance, including stages in the acquisition of motor skills and characteristics of skilled performers;‣ training-related changes in motor control at the neural level;‣ accounts of learning...