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1

Motor Behaviour is simultaneous movement of what three components?

Joint movements, Muscles and motor units

2

What are the four fundamental questions of motor behaviour?

Degrees of freedom problem, Serial Order problem, perceptual-motor integration and Skill acqusition

3

Three sub-disciplines of motor behaviour

Motor control, motor learning and motor development

4

Why study simple tasks?

Easy to measure, controllable and havent been practiced

5

What is motor control

Organisation of movements

6

What is motor development

How do our movements change/mature over a lifetime

7

What is motor learning

How do our movements change over practice of a short time?

8

Why do psychologists study motor behaviour?

Behaviour arises largely from the brain, and is directly observable.

9

What is the degrees of freedom problem

Infinite ways a movement can be executed and people are quick to pick one, why?

10

What is the serial order problem

How is the sequence of movements controlled?

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What is the perceptual-motor integration

How is the info from the environment used to plan and adjust movement?

12

What is skill acquisition

How do we get better at skilled movement?