The use of motor learning biomechanics: A call for more collaboration

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Buttifield, Alec, Ball, Kevin and MacMahon, Clare (2009) The use of motor learning biomechanics: A call for more collaboration. International Journal of Sports and Psychology, 40 (4). pp. 603-615. ISSN 0047-0767


Though biomechanics and motor learning are complimentary fields of study, few biomechanists have effectively combined the two. Biomechanics research has, in general, focussed on measurement techniques and ideal models of performance rather than how to use biomechanics as a tool to alter technique. Incorporating motor learning principles into biomechanics research is an important step not only for the understanding of learning principles but also the utilisation of biomechanical information in institutes and academies of sport around the world. This paper will briefly examine how research into augmented feedback, attentional focus and observational learning can be integrated into biomechanics research to aid in the successful alteration of an athlete’s technique

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Keywords ResPubID18326. motor learning, biomechamics, biomechanics research,
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