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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/12/10 Motor Control Theories 4/12/10 Regulation and control of skills  How do we coordinate the many muscles and joints necessary to perform a task.  How do we choose between the wide variety of combinations of components available to perform a task.  How do we choose order of movement segments needed to perform a task. 4/12/10 What is a theory  It must accurately describe a large class of observations A theory is build on a large number of experiments or observations which are logically related to each other.  It must make definite predictions about the results of future (unobserved) observations Predictions made by a theory can be tested. A theory can be disproved by experimental evidence. 4/12/10 Motor Control Theory  Describes and explains how the nervous system produces coordinated movement of motor skill in a variety of environments  Two important terms: Coordination The degrees of freedom problem 4/12/10 Coordination  Coordination is the patterning of head, body, and limb movements relative to the patterning of environmental objects and events (Turvey, 1990)  Two parts to consider: Movement pattern of a skill in relation to a specific point of time 4/12/10 Degrees of Freedom  Degrees of freedom are the number of independent components that specify completely the number of ways that the...
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