One of the many strengths of Fundamentals of Motor Behavior is its focus on the real-world application of the information presented. The text takes concepts taught in advanced motor behaviour courses and shows how they are relevant to everyday living. With this approach, even students who know nothing about the subject will feel comfortable learning new terms and material. The book first defines motor behaviour and explains how students can apply it to pursue various academic and professional career paths. It then discusses the concepts and principles of motor behaviour that students will need in order to pursue a career in the field.
Until now, few sources have been available to help newcomers understand the characteristics of the instrumentation, signal analysis techniques and appropriate EMG applications.
This book will deepen the common understanding of each prominent area of sport science and strengthen the field as a whole. Readers will gain a clear view of the history and current status of each sub-discipline in exercise science, and they will receive essential information to expand their study of the field and explore their potential contributions to its development and success.
“Future studies that follow these former athletes with concussion as they get older are necessary if we are to verify whether sports concussions sustained early in life can lead to more severe deterioration in their mental and physical functions.”
Motor skills, which are used for activities from typing and driving to sports, require practise and learning over a prolonged period of time. During practise, the brain encodes information about how to perform the task, but even during periods of rest, the brain is still at work strengthening the memory of doing the task. This process is known as consolidation.
Life Span Motor Development, is the only introductory textbook to use the model of constraints (or dynamical systems) approach in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span.