Approaches to the Study of Motor Control and Learning by Jeffery J. Summers (Eds.)

By Jeffery J. Summers (Eds.)

In past times twenty years, there was a dramatic increasein curiosity within the learn of motor keep watch over and studying. In thisvolume authors from a number of backgrounds and theoreticalperspectives evaluation their study with specific emphasis onthe tools and paradigms hired, and the long run course oftheir paintings. The publication is split into 4 major sections. Thefirst part comprises chapters studying basic concerns andtrends within the stream behaviour box. the rest threesections comprise chapters from scientists operating in threebroadly outlined parts of curiosity: coordination and control;visuo-motor methods; and circulate issues. each one sectionprovides an outline of the several ways and differentlevels of research getting used to ascertain particular subject matters withinthe motor area.

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Review papers and texts in search of unifying themes and continuity in their own presentation typically "rewrite" the history of a field's development to make the gains in understanding appear more linear and cumulative than they are in reality. Such accounts contribute heavily to the "public" conception of science as an accumulative rather than as a "destroy and rebuild" kind of activity. To accurately trace the cycles of normal and revolutionary science in a given field of study, therefore, requires use of sources other than texts, review chapters, and other retrospective summaries.

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