ERIC Number: ED130996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Readings in Human Performance. The Human Movement Series.
Whiting, H.T.A., Ed.
The papers presented in this book deal with the general area of motor skill acquisition and development. In section one, the first paper presents an overview of what has come to be known as "man as an information-processing system." Attention is focused on the transformation that the sensory input undergoes during central nervous system processing. Section two elaborates on one aspect of the model put forward in section one-the limited channel capacity of man conceived as an information-processing system. It is a cognitive, rather than psychological, view of the constraints on human performance in a wide range of skills. In section three, a paper is presented concerned with a process-oriented theory of motor skill. The theory is particularly concerned with the executive selection of the response and has particular application in open-skill situations such as competitive games where plans, strategies, and tactics make an important contribution to successful outcomes. In an overview of long-term-retention motor skill, section four takes another look at the evidence and interpretations contributing to the understanding of the mechanisms of forgetting. Section five elaborates on the topic discussed in section one. Section six proposes that skill can only be measured insofar as it relates to some particular framwork. In section seven, attention is turned to the problem of kinesthesis and its role in the control of movement, and a composite model of the role kinesthesis and its role in plays in the overt control of movement based on existing behavioral and neurological theories is presented. (MM)
Descriptors: Human Development, Kinesthetic Perception, Memory, Motion, Motor Development, Motor Reactions, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Perceptual Motor Learning, Performance, Psychomotor Skills, Retention (Psychology), Skill Development
Lepus Books, Henry Kimpton Ltd., London, England (#4.80 English Pounds)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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