Motor Behavior

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Motor Behavior Chapter 15
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Motor Behavior Focuses on how motor skills are acquired & controlled over the lifespan Comprises 3 fields: Motor Learning Motor Control Motor Development
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Motor Learning Focuses on how motor skills are learned Particularly the conditions under which practice leads to improvement Good practice makes perfect
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Questions Typically Asked- Motor Learning How do the frequency & timing of feedback influence skill acquisition? How does skill performance change as it becomes more automatic? How does aging affect memory in motor-skill learning & performance?
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Motor Control Focuses on the “neural, physical, and behavioral aspects of movement”. “How did he do that”? Example: Eye-hand coordination Brain
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Questions Typically Asked – Motor Control What series of cognitive steps does a beginner go through when acquiring a skill? What is the nature of the human information-processing
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