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Motor skills

Motor programing

Motor programing subdivisions? -simple motor program (SMP) -generalized motor program (GMP)
simple motor program (SMP) a set of instructions that directs EXACTLY how to perform an action
What is the problems with simple motor programing? -storage problem -novelty problem
storage problem -(SMP) it is impossible for each and every movement to have a motor program associated with it. we do not have the storage capacity
novelty problem -(SMP) a simple program cannot account for our ability to perform never seen before tasks (novel)
Generalized motor program (GMP) define patterns of movements rather than specific
Schema theory of GMP building off of previous experience or connecting a certain task to something similar
what is schema? framework of understanding that ideas are organized in relation to one another
what are the features of GMP? -invariant feature -parameters
invariant feature? everything stays the same ex. rhythm, relative timing, class of movements
Parameters? Everything can vary ex. amplitude, tempo, muscles used, movement time
Created by: rmart11