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Motor Control, Learning and Development

Instant Notes, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition

By Andrea Utley


314 pages | 134 B/W Illus.

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An understanding of the scientific principles underpinning the learning and execution of fundamental and skilled movements is of central importance in disciplines across the sport and exercise sciences. The second edition of Motor Control, Learning and Development: Instant Notes offers students an accessible, clear and concise introduction to the core concepts of motor behavior, from learning through to developing expertise.

Including two brand new chapters on implicit versus explicit learning and motor control and aging, this new edition is fully revised and updated, and covers:

  • definitions, theories and measurements of motor control;
  • information processing, neurological issues and sensory factors in control;
  • theories and stages of motor learning;
  • memory and feedback;
  • the development of fundamental movement skills;
  • and the application of theory to coaching and rehabilitation practice.

Highly illustrated and well-formatted, the book allows readers to grasp complex ideas quickly, through learning objectives, research highlights, review questions and activities, and encourages students to deepen their understanding through further reading suggestions. This is important foundational reading for any student taking classes in motor control, learning or behavior or skill acquisition, or a clear and concise reference for any practicing sports coach, physical education teacher or rehabilitation specialist.

Table of Contents


1. What is Motor Control?

2. Classification of Skill

3. Measurement and Assessment in Motor Control

4. Theories of Control

5. Information-Processing

6. Neurological Issues

7. Sensory Contributions to Control

8. Theories of Motor Learning

9. Stages of Motor Learning need art files

10. Memory

11. Implications for Coaching and Rehabilitation

12. The Role and Function of Feedback

13. Explicit Versus Implicit Learning

14. Motor Development

15. Development of Fundamental Movement Skills

16. Motor Control and Aging

About the Author

Andrea Utley is a Reader in Motor Control and Development in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds, UK

About the Series

Instant Notes

The Instant Notes series provides concise coverage of each subject, providing easy access to essential information. Each book:

  • focuses on core information
  • enables the reader to grasp the subject quickly and easily
  • offers a structural approach to learning
  • provides the essential facts with detailed explanations and clear illustrations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology