Handbook of Perception and Action: v. 2
The "Handbook of Perception and Action Series" overviews state-of-the-art research in these two areas, while also stressing the functional relationships between them. The three-volume set should be useful to researchers, technicians, graduate students, and final-year undergraduates in psychology, developmental psychology, speech and hearing, neuropsychology, neuroscience, and physiology. This up-to-date volume focuses on the study of action, or "motor control", which examines movement and skill and the internal processes that lead to them. As action is interrelated with cognition, this is a vigorous field of investigation. Written by international experts, this volume provides current reviews on general processes important to motor control - learning, coordination, timing, planning, and control - and on the individual skills of throwing, catching, reaching, and typing. The text describes important conceptual and methodological advances regarding control theory and timing, and is divided into two sections which analyze skill from the perspectives of general processes and individual skills.
- Hardback | 617 pages
- 174 x 238 x 38mm | 1,102.24g
- 19 Apr 1996
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
General concepts - antecedents of action, D.A. Rosenbaum and H. Krist; computational aspects of motor control and motor learning, M.I. Jordan; coordination, H. Heuer; modelling variability and dependence in timing, D. Vorberg and A.M. Wing; representational issues in motor learning - phenomena and theory, R. Ivry; particular skills - posture and locomotion, M.H. Woollacott and J.L. Jensen; reaching and grasping - parallel specification of visuomotor channels, M. Jeannerod; catching - a motor learning and developmental perspective, G.J.P. Savelsbergh and H.T.A. Whiting; speaking, C.A. Fowler,; handwriting movement control, H.-L. Teulings .