Motor Behavior and Control: New Research


Marco Leitner (Editor)
Manuel Fuchs (Editor)

Series: Human Anatomy and Physiology
BISAC: SCI089000

In this book, the authors present new research in the study of motor behavior and control. Topics discussed include motor planning skills in neurotypical development and Autism Spectrum Disorder; the role of motor imagery in action planning; cognitive training and how it enhances motor performance and learning; laterality, load and motor imagery; motor control and impulsivity; research to better understand martial arts and motor control; assisted cycle therapy (ACT); developing the ability to activate difficult facial action units involved in emotional expressions; and coordination thermodynamics. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Motor Planning Skills in Neurotypical Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder: End- and Beginning-State Comfort
(Sara M. Scharoun, Jessica L. Pinkerton, Pamela J. Bryden, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and others)

The Role of Motor Imagery in Action Planning: Implications for Developmental Research
(Carl Gabbard, Priscila Caçola, Jihye Lee, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, and others)

Cognitive Training Enhances Motor Performance and Learning
(John S. Y. Chan, Jin H. Yan, V. Gregory Payne, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China, and others)

Laterality, Load, and Motor Imagery
(Andrew B. Slifkin, Cleveland State University, Department of Psychology, Cleveland, OH, USA)

Motor Control and Impulsivity: Dysfunctional and Functional Behaviors
(Guilherme Menezes Lage, Rodolfo Novellino Benda, Anne Marie Mader de Oliveira, Herbert Ugrinowitsch, Leandro Fernandes Malloy-Diniz, Escola de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Terapia Ocupacional da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil, and others)

The Contribution of Better Understanding Martial Arts Strikes to Studies in Motor Control
(Osmar Pinto Neto, Arena235 Consultoria Esportiva, Sao José dos Campos SP, Brazil, and others)

Assisted Cycle Therapy (ACT): Implications for Improvements in Motor Control
(Shannon D. R. Ringenbach, Andrew R. Albert, Katrin C. Lichtsinn, Chih-Chia (JJ) Chen, Jay L. Alberts, Sensorimotor Development Research Lab, Program of Kinesiology, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, and others)
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Developing the Ability to Activate Difficult Facial Action Units Involved in Emotional Expressions
(Pierre Gosselin, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Coordination Thermodynamics: Theory and Applications
(T.D. Frank, D.G. Dotov, Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA)


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