Approaches to the Study of Motor Control and Learning, by J.J. Summers

By J.J. Summers

Prior to now twenty years, there was a dramatic increase
in curiosity within the research of motor keep an eye on and studying. In this
volume authors from numerous backgrounds and theoretical
perspectives evaluation their learn with specific emphasis on
the equipment and paradigms hired, and the long run course of
their paintings. The booklet is split into 4 major sections. The
first part includes chapters studying common concerns and
trends within the circulation behaviour box. the rest three
sections include chapters from scientists operating in three
broadly outlined parts of curiosity: coordination and control;
visuo-motor tactics; and move issues. every one section
provides an outline of the several ways and different
levels of research getting used to check particular issues within
the motor area.

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A. (1987). Information and control: A macroscopic analysis of perception-action coupling. In H. F. ), Perspectives on perception and action (pp. 3-32). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. , & Schoner, G. (1988). Self-organization of coordinative movement patterns. Human Movement Science, 7, 27-46. , & Goodman, D. (1979). On the coordination of two handed movements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 5, 229-238. E. (1976). Central and peripheral mechanisms in motor control.

Michaels & Carello, 1981 and Ullman, 1980) indicate the presence of deep conceptual and philosophical differences in the two positions - differences atypical of the earlier centralist-peripheralist debate (Beek & Meijer, 1988). The presence of philosophy within a given debate in a scientific field is symptomatic of a paradigm crisis in Kuhnian terms and the current situation in the motor learning and control field appears to fit this description precisely. , the reconciliation of the differences between the two competing approaches and, in a manner reminiscent of the centralist-peripheralist debate, the emergence of a hybrid model or alternatively the onset of a period of protracted debate and revolutionary science resulting eventually in the emergence of a new dominant paradigm.

Vision Research, 1 , 253-262. J. (1979). The ecological approach to visual perception. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin. J. (1977). Control of skilled movement. Psychological Bulletin, 84, 14-29. J. (1978). Cognitive structure and the acquisition of skill. J. ), Psychology and sport @p. 97-1 19). Sydney: McGraw-Hill. H. (1986). Under what condition does theory obstruct research progress? Psychological Review, 93, 216-229. Greer, K. (1984). Physiology of motor control. M. M. ). The psychology of human movement (pp.

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