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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/22/10 Motor Control Theories art 2 4/22/10 Theories of Motor Control  Two different theories 1. Motor Program based theory 2. Dynamic Pattern theory (Dynamical Systems theory) 1. Memory-based mechanism that controls coordinated movement. 2. Describes and explains coordinated movement control by emphasizing the role of information in the 4/22/10 Motor Program-based Theory  A set of muscle commands that are organized in advance and run off without much feedback  All or none initiated then carried out without modification  Analogous to computer program  Specific instructions to muscles: Which muscles What order 4/22/10 Evidence for Motor Programs  Reaction time increases as the complexity of the movement increases RT is longer because more time is required to organize action v Complexity can be increased by  Adding elements to an action 4/22/10 Experiment: Henry & Rogers (1960)  Method Respond as quickly as possible to a light  Three different responses Lift the finger Lift finger, reach and grasp a ball Lift finger, hit several targets in different directions 4/22/10...
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