Flashcards in Week 1 Intro to motor behaviour Deck (12):
Motor Behaviour is simultaneous movement of what three components?
Joint movements, Muscles and motor units
What are the four fundamental questions of motor behaviour?
Degrees of freedom problem, Serial Order problem, perceptual-motor integration and Skill acqusition
Three sub-disciplines of motor behaviour
Motor control, motor learning and motor development
Why study simple tasks?
Easy to measure, controllable and havent been practiced
What is motor control
Organisation of movements
What is motor development
How do our movements change/mature over a lifetime
What is motor learning
How do our movements change over practice of a short time?
Why do psychologists study motor behaviour?
Behaviour arises largely from the brain, and is directly observable.
What is the degrees of freedom problem
Infinite ways a movement can be executed and people are quick to pick one, why?
What is the serial order problem
How is the sequence of movements controlled?
What is the perceptual-motor integration
How is the info from the environment used to plan and adjust movement?