KIN 315 Fall 2009 Motor Learning First Exam Key PART I: MULTIPLE CHOICE ANSWER KEY Note that different forms of this test were administered, with the same questions arranged in different orders. Also, in a few cases, multiple answers were accepted as correct, but the answers indicated here are the best of the choices. 1. Motor neurons are also called efferent neurons. 2. Which of the following areas of the cerebral cortex is primarily responsible for organizing movement patterns before they are initiated? premotor area 3. A motor unit consists of the alpha motor neuron and all the muscle fibers it innervates. 4. An important difference between the open-loop and closed-loop control systems is that the closed-loop system involves feedback; the open-loop system does not. 5. The degrees of freedom problem, which the nervous system must solve so that a person can achieve the action goal of a complex motor skill, involves determining the organization of muscles, limbs, and joints needed to achieve an action goal. 6. Central pattern generators, which are involved in the control of gait, are thought to be located primarily in the brain. False 7. The general motor ability hypothesis proposes that individuals have many specific motor abilities that are highly related to each other. 8. An example of “Choice RT“ situation would be: a car approaching an intersection with a traffic signal 9. If you move your two arms forward and backward several times at the same time, the phase relationship between them is 0 degrees. True 10. Which of the following types of motor control theories emphasizes the role of a memory representation in the control of coordinated action? motor program theories
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