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Sensorimotor Control and Learning

James Tresilian


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ISBN / EAN: 9780230371057
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PUBLISHED: 19th July 2012
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  • Hardcover
    $151.44
PUBLISHED: 19th July 2012
ISBN: 9780230371057

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Subtitled "An Introduction To The Behavioural Neuroscience Of Action".

Publisher Description

Sensorimotor Control and Learning is a groundbreaking text that provides a uniquely integrated treatment of sensory and motor processes, reflecting the latest research trends in both neuromotor control and the perceptual sciences. Richly illustrated and written in a clear and concise manner, the book emphasizes the intimate links between sensory and motor processes, providing an integrated view of perception and action. Features of the book:

  • Emphasis on the multidisciplinary nature of the subject, which makes the text useful for a wide variety of readers
  • A rigorous and thorough account of how motor behaviors are controlled, coordinated, and changed
  • Numerous real-world examples relating to everyday experience
  • The latest research in the field, including a unique introductory treatment of control theory
  • Boxes highlighting and explaining more than 100 key terms, definitions and concepts throughout the text
  • Essential background material on neuroscience, biomechanics and engineering, making it a self-contained book for students
  • Over 600 high-quality illustrations by the author
Sensorimotor Control and Learning is an indispensable resource for students of kinesiology and psychology, as well as students of other disciplines such as human factors, biomedical engineering, physiotherapy, and the neurosciences.

Author Biography

James Tresilian

Table of Contents

PART I: FUNDAMENTALS Motor Behavior and Control Neuromechanical Foundations Sensorimotor Foundations Visuomotor Foundations PART II: SENSORIMOTOR CONTROL Stimulus-Elicited Behavior Reflex Circuitry and Voluntary Motor Control Spatial Orientation and Postural Control Locomotion on Legs Getting Around: Visual Control of Locomotor Manoeuvres Staying on Track Programs and Pattern Generation Aiming to be Accurate Sequences and Series PART III: SENSORIMOTOR LEARNING Learning: Process and Mechanism Adaptation and Acquisition

Review

"James Tresilian has written the most detailed, comprehensive text in motor control and learning - a must for those in the field." Jane Clark, Kinesiology Department, University of Maryland, USA

"I am impressed by the crystal-clear writing style, exposition, figures, and internal consistency." Jos Adam, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

"A valuable new addition in a field where up-to-date and comprehensive texts suitable for the newcomer are few and far between." Kielan Yarrow, Department of Psychology, City University London, UK

"This is an ideal comprehensive text for motor control and learning courses as it fills the gap between general neuroscience reference books and psychology-based texts that are 'traditionally' recommended in exercise science and kinesiology programs." Timothy J. Carroll, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia

"This book will be a terrific resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of motor control. It tightly integrates behavioral principles with state-of-the-art neuroscience into a modern, accessible, and well-illustrated package." Rachael D. Seidler, Department of Psychology, School of Kinesiology, Neuroscience Program & Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, USA

Product Details

Author
James Tresilian
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0230371051
ISBN-13
9780230371057
Media
Book
Short Title
SENSORIMOTOR CONTROL & LEARNIN
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Language
English
Illustrations
Yes
Publication Date
2012-07-19
Pages
912
Subtitle
An introduction to the behavioral neuroscience of action
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Hardcover
Textbook
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