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Sensory Guidance of MovementChairman: Mitchell Glickstein, 1998 In the past few years there has been an increasing recognition of the multiplicity of sensory and motor areas of the cerebral cortex. However, still relatively little is known about the way in which sensory areas are functionally linked to motor areas. On the basis of current anatomical evidence, there are three major pathways involved in this linking. One of these routes is by way of cortico-cortical links, beginning in the primary sensory areas of the cortex, and connecting via a series of synaptic relays to motor or premotor areas. There are also two massive subcortical routes. One of these involves the basal ganglia, the other the cerebellum. This book focuses on current research on the structure and functions of these three pathways and their role in the sensory guidance of movement. Motor psychophysicists have made progress in characterizing the nature of movements such as reaching and grasping, and how such movements are modified by incoming sensory information. Anatomical studies have revealed important new information about the ways in which sensory information is relayed to the basal ganglia and cerebellum. There is now a volume of scanning evidence about the activity of brain areas in humans and recordings from individual neurons in animals during sensory guided movement. This book summarizes much of this recent knowledge and provides a forum for suggesting new avenues for further study. The topics covered also have important implications for understanding the role of these pathways in human disease.
Biomechanics in Sport is a unique reference text prepared by the leading world experts in sport biomechanics. Over thirty chapters cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from muscle mechanics to injury prevention, and from aerial movement to wheelchair sport. The biomechanics of sports including running, skating, skiing, swimming, jumping in athletics, figure skating, ski jumping, diving, javelin and hammer throwing, shot putting, and striking movements are all explained.
The fourth volume in this acclaimed series, Road Cycling concentrates on the techniques of conditioning, road cycling biomechanics, nutrition and hydration, trauma, and the various medical problems encountered by the competitive road cyclist. Edited by two of the world's leading authorities, this new book draws together expertise from contributors from The Netherlands, Italy, and the United States to present an authoritative reference for all those actively involved in the sport.
This title in the acclaimed Handbook of Sports Medicine and Sports Science provides a clearly presented 'one-stop' source of information on all aspects of the sport. The nutritional and training strategies in the book are aimed at improving a runner's performance, while the section on the medical care of the runner will help prevent injuries and aid in the correct diagnosis and management of basic athletic trauma. The text contains contributions from a team of world leaders in their respective fields to provide a truly international perspective on this sporting specialty.
Written by a team of leading international experts, this book explores the latest scientific and practical developments in the field, providing an invaluable textbook for sports professionals and students. The first section introduces the biological principles essential for an understanding of the field.
Essential new textbook for senior undergraduates taking an introductory course in biomechanics and/or biomechanical engineering.