Attention and Motor Skill Learning Hardcover – 15 April 2007
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- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0736062701
- ISBN-10 : 073606270X
- Product Dimensions : 15.88 x 1.4 x 23.62 cm
- Publisher : Human Kinetics, Inc. (15 April 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 385,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Gabriele Wulf, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Dr. Wulf has more than 100 publications in motor learning and control and 35 publications related to attentional focus and motor skills. She initiated the line of research described in this book--external versus internal focus of attention--in the mid-1990s. She has been a section editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal and has been an editorial board member for Journal of Motor Behavior, Human Movement Science, and International Journal of Fitness, as well as an international advisory board Member for Physiotherapy. She also served as secretary and treasurer from 2002 to 2004 for the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.
In her leisure time, Dr. Wulf enjoys working out, skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and riding her motorcycle.
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It is becoming clear that the focus of attention is often better directed to the intended movement effect rather than to the limbs or other parts of the body if we want skill to develop more rapidly and effectively. This seems to be true for many apparently unconnected activities and represents an important change in the way beginners can learn and be taught. This book is a stimulating and honest summary of current knowledge and areas of debate.