Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications
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* This text provides an introductory study of motor learning and control for students who aspire to become practitioners in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented professions.
* With the text's strong research base, clear presentation and practical applications, students will build a solid foundation in motor skills and be prepared for further exploration on their own.

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Unit I: Introduction to Motor Skills and Abilities

1. The Classification of Motor Skills

2. The Measurement of Motor Performance

3. Motor Abilities

Unit II: Introduction to Motor Control

4. Neuromotor Basis for Motor Control

5. Motor Control Theories

6. Sensory Components of Motor Control

7. Performance and Motor Control Characteristics of Functional Skills

8. Action Preparation

Unit III: Attention and Memory

9. Attention as a Limited Capacity Resource

10. Memory Components, Forgetting, and Strategies

Unit IV: Introduction to Motor Skill Learning

11. Defining and Assessing Learning

12. The Stages of Learning

13. Transfer of Learning

Unit V: Instruction and Augmented Feedback

14. Demonstration and Verbal Instructions

15. Augmented Feedback

Unit VI: Practive Conditions

16. Practice Variability and Specificity

17. The Amount and Distribution of Practice

18. Whole and Part Practice

19. Mental Practice