Sensorimotor Control and Learning: An Introduction to the Behavioral Neuroscience of Action (Hardcover)

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A landmark book in the growing multidisciplinary area of human movement science that integrates findings from neuroscience, kinesiology and psychology to present a state-of-the-art account of how humans carry out goal-directed actions.

Written by one of the foremost researchers worldwide, this innovative text reflects the dynamics in current research, integrating the subjects of perception, action and motor control and learning; bridging academic domains. Students' understanding is enhanced by the inclusion of more than 300 full-colour illustrations.

About the Author

JAMES TRESILIAN is Professor of Psychology at Warwick University. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland. Professor Tresilian is a very well-regarded researcher in the field of perception, movement and learning.

Praise For…

"James Tresilian has written the most detailed, comprehensive text in motor control and learning – a must for those in the field." -Jane Clark, Kinesiology Department, University of Maryland

"I am impressed by the crystal-clear writing style, exposition, figures, and internal consistency." -Jos Adam, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

"A valuable new addition in a field where up-to-date and comprehensive texts suitable for the newcomer are few and far between." -Kielan Yarrow, Department of Psychology, City University London, UK

"This is an ideal comprehensive text for motor control and learning courses as it fills the gap between general neuroscience reference books and psychology-based texts that are 'traditionally' recommended in exercise science and kinesiology programs." -Timothy J. Carroll, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia

"This book will be a terrific resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of motor control. It tightly integrates behavioral principles with state-of-the-art neuroscience into a modern, accessible, and well-illustrated package." -Rachael D. Seidler, Department of Psychology, School of Kinesiology, Neuroscience Program & Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan

Product Details
ISBN: 9780230371057
ISBN-10: 0230371051
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: July 19th, 2012
Pages: 912
Language: English