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Movement System Variability

Movement System Variability (Hardback)

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Aimed at undergraduate and higher level courses in movement sciences, as well as specialists in motor behaviour and human movement. An in-depth, multidisciplinary analysis of literature for researchers in the human movement sciences and related fields. Addresses the nature and function of variability, as well as how an understanding of variability can enhance the practice of teachers, coaches, physiotherapists and health professionals. Many scientific disciplines are represented in the text including psychology, motor control and skill acquisition, perceptual-motor development, chaos and complexity, blomechanics, molecular biology, physiology, philosophy, the neurosciences and physical education. Examines a range of topics including the interaction of genetic and environmental training factors on performance in sport, the nature of specific adaptations, measurement protocols, and speed and accuracy in Olympic level athletes.

Keith Davids is a professor and dean in the School of Physical Education, University of Otago, New Zealand. He has taught and researched motor learning and control for 25 years. He obtained a PhD in motor control from Leeds University, UK. Simon Bennett is currently a research follow in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. He has taught and researched in the area of motor behaviour for 10 years, during which time he has published 3 books and more than 40 Journal articles. He holds a PhD in motor behaviour from Manchestor Metropolitan University. Karl Newell is a professor in the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University. He has conducted a long standing research programme on the role of movement variability in motor control and is former editor of the Journal of Motor Behavior.

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