The Resource Fundamentals of motor control, Mark L. Latash, (electronic resource/)

Fundamentals of motor control, Mark L. Latash, (electronic resource/)

Label
Fundamentals of motor control
Title
Fundamentals of motor control
Statement of responsibility
Mark L. Latash
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Motor control is a relatively young field of research exploring how the nervous system produces purposeful, coordinated movements in its interaction with the body and the environment through conscious and unsconscious thought. Many books purporting to cover motor control have veered off course to examine biomechanics and physiology rather than actual control, leaving a gap in the literature. This book covers all the major perspectives in motor control, with a balanced approach. There are chapters explicitly dedicated to control theory, to dynamical systems, to biomechanics, to different behaviors, and to motor learning, including case studies. Reviews current research in motor control Contains balanced perspective between neuroscience, psychology, physics and biomechanics. Highlights controversies in the field. Discusses neurophysiology, control theory, biomechanics, and dynamical systems under one cover. Links principles of motor control to everyday behaviors Includes case studies delving into topics in more detail
Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
612.7/4
Index
index present
LC call number
QP301
LC item number
.L38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Fundamentals of motor control, Mark L. Latash, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=464865
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Title from publishers Web site (ScienceDirect; viewed on June 27, 2012)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Fundamentals of Motor Control; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1A philosophical introduction; 1.1Adequate language; 1.2Specific features of biological objects; Chapter 2Elements of history; 2.1From Ancient Greece to the early twentieth century; 2.2Classical biomechanics and neurophysiology of the twentieth century; 2.3Nikolai Bernstein and the levels of movement construction; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 3Features of the system for movement production; 3.1The muscle; 3.2Neurons and neural pathways; 3.3Sensory receptors
  • 3.4Reflexes3.5Motor redundancy; 3.6Motor variability; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 4Instructive examples; 4.1Do stars and planets measure the distances to each other?; 4.2Posture-movement paradox; 4.3Opening a door with a mug of coffee in ones hand; 4.4Tonic stretch reflex and voluntary movements; 4.5Equifinality and its violations; 4.6Effects of deafferentation on voluntary movements; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 5Control with forces and torques; 5.1Force control
  • 5.2Are interaction torques special? The leading-joint hypothesis5.3Generalized motor programs; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 6Control with muscle activations; 6.1Introduction; 6.2Dual-strategy hypothesis; 6.3Pulse-step model; 6.4Control of multi-muscle systems: muscle synergies; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 7Control theory approaches; 7.1The basic notions; 7.2Servo-control and Mertons servo-hypothesis; 7.3Optimal control; Self-test questions
  • Essential references and recommended further readingsChapter 8Physical approaches; 8.1Mass-spring models; 8.2Threshold control; 8.3The equilibrium-point hypothesis; 8.4Control with referent configurations; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 9Coordination; 9.1Introduction; 9.2Optimization; 9.3Dynamical systems approach; 9.4Synergy; 9.5Perception-action interactions; 9.6Perception-action coupling; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 10Neurophysiological structures; 10.1The spinal cord
  • 10.2Central pattern generators10.3The brain: A general overview; 10.4Cortex of the large hemispheres; 10.5Loops through the basal ganglia; 10.6Loops involving the cerebellum; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 11Exemplary behaviors; 11.1Posture; 11.2Locomotion; 11.3Reaching; 11.4Prehension; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 12Effects of practice and adaptation; 12.1Introduction; 12.2Learning to be quick and accurate: Speed-accuracy and speed-difficulty trade-offs; 12.3 Learning motor synergies
Control code
ocn796936824
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Fundamentals of motor control, Mark L. Latash, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=464865
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Title from publishers Web site (ScienceDirect; viewed on June 27, 2012)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Fundamentals of Motor Control; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1A philosophical introduction; 1.1Adequate language; 1.2Specific features of biological objects; Chapter 2Elements of history; 2.1From Ancient Greece to the early twentieth century; 2.2Classical biomechanics and neurophysiology of the twentieth century; 2.3Nikolai Bernstein and the levels of movement construction; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 3Features of the system for movement production; 3.1The muscle; 3.2Neurons and neural pathways; 3.3Sensory receptors
  • 3.4Reflexes3.5Motor redundancy; 3.6Motor variability; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 4Instructive examples; 4.1Do stars and planets measure the distances to each other?; 4.2Posture-movement paradox; 4.3Opening a door with a mug of coffee in ones hand; 4.4Tonic stretch reflex and voluntary movements; 4.5Equifinality and its violations; 4.6Effects of deafferentation on voluntary movements; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 5Control with forces and torques; 5.1Force control
  • 5.2Are interaction torques special? The leading-joint hypothesis5.3Generalized motor programs; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 6Control with muscle activations; 6.1Introduction; 6.2Dual-strategy hypothesis; 6.3Pulse-step model; 6.4Control of multi-muscle systems: muscle synergies; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 7Control theory approaches; 7.1The basic notions; 7.2Servo-control and Mertons servo-hypothesis; 7.3Optimal control; Self-test questions
  • Essential references and recommended further readingsChapter 8Physical approaches; 8.1Mass-spring models; 8.2Threshold control; 8.3The equilibrium-point hypothesis; 8.4Control with referent configurations; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 9Coordination; 9.1Introduction; 9.2Optimization; 9.3Dynamical systems approach; 9.4Synergy; 9.5Perception-action interactions; 9.6Perception-action coupling; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 10Neurophysiological structures; 10.1The spinal cord
  • 10.2Central pattern generators10.3The brain: A general overview; 10.4Cortex of the large hemispheres; 10.5Loops through the basal ganglia; 10.6Loops involving the cerebellum; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 11Exemplary behaviors; 11.1Posture; 11.2Locomotion; 11.3Reaching; 11.4Prehension; Self-test questions; Essential references and recommended further readings; Chapter 12Effects of practice and adaptation; 12.1Introduction; 12.2Learning to be quick and accurate: Speed-accuracy and speed-difficulty trade-offs; 12.3 Learning motor synergies
Control code
ocn796936824
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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