Sensorimotor Control and Learning: An Introduction to the Behavioral Neuroscience of Action

Hardcover | August 21, 2012

byJames Tresilian

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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.

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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 andwritten in a clear and concise manner, the book emphasizes the intimate links betwee...

James Tresilian is Head of the Department of Psychology at Warwick University, UK. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has taught motor learning, behavioral neuroscience and classical mechanics to students of kinesiology, psychology, biological sciences an...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:912 pages, 11.16 × 8.8 × 1.28 inPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230371051

ISBN - 13:9780230371057

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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

Editorial Reviews

"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"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