Motor coordination and emotional–behavioral problems in children (fragment)

By: John Cairney, Scott Veldhuizen and Peter Szatmari Introduction There has been clinical interest in children who present as clumsy or physically awkward for some time [1]. Until about a decade ago, research in this area was fragmented by the absence of consensus on how best to describe and define this disorder – a nosological…

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Motor skill learning and performance: a review of influential factors (Fragment)

By: Gabriele Wulf, Charles Shea & Rebecca Lewthwaite INTRODUCTION Motor skills are an essential component of the expertise displayed by, and required of, individuals working in medicine or other health professions. How these skills are taught and practiced has changed considerably over the past few years. For example, with the advancement of technological capabilities, training…

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Using the Movement-Related Cortical Potential to Study Motor Skill Learning (Fragment)

By: David J. Wright, Paul S. Holmes, Dave Smith Institute for Performance Research, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, England. ABSTRACT. The movement-related cortical potential (MRCP) is a low-frequency negative shift in the electroencephalographic recording that occurs about 2 s before voluntary movement production. The MRCP is thought to reflect the cortical processes involved in movement planning…

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