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Neuromechanics of Human Movement-5th Edition

By Roger M. Enoka

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Format: Hardcover, 504 pages, 5th Revised Edition
Other Information: 3 illustrations, 419 photographs
Published In: United States, 25 March 2015
Neuromechanics of Human Movement, Fifth Edition, draws on the disciplines of neurophysiology and physics to explore how the nervous system controls the actions of muscles to produce human motion. This contemporary approach is much different from the traditional approach, which focuses solely on mechanics and does not consider the role of the sensorimotor system in the control of human movement. Significant content updates in the fifth edition presents information relevant for both research and clinical environments, including more contemporary examples throughout the text and a new chapter on movement analysis.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Force-Motion Relationship Chapter 1. Describing Motion Measurement Rules Motion Descriptors Constant Acceleration Up and Down Scalars and Vectors Linear and Angular Motion Curve Fitting and Smoothing Summary References Chapter 2. Movement Forces Laws of Motion Describing Forces in Human Movement Forces Due to Body Mass Forces Due to the Surroundings Musculoskeletal Forces Summary References Chapter 3. Movement Analysis Static Analysis Dynamic Analysis Momentum Work Summary References Chapter 4. Running, Jumping, and Throwing Walking and Running Jumping Throwing and Kicking Summary References Part II. The Motor System Chapter 5. Excitable Membranes Essentials of Electricity Resting Membrane Potential Neurons Synaptic Transmission Electromyography Summary References Chapter 6. Muscle and Motor Units Muscle Excitation-Contraction Coupling Motor Unit Muscle Mechanics Summary References Chapter 7. Neural Control of Movement Spinal Reflexes Automatic Behaviors Voluntary Actions Summary References Part III. Adaptability of the Motor System Chapter 8. Acute Adjustments Warm-Up Effects Flexibility Muscle Soreness and Damage Fatigue Muscle Potentiation Arousal Summary References Chapter 9. Chronic Adaptations Muscle Strength Muscle Power Adaptations to Reduced Use Motor Recovery After Nervous System Injury Adaptations With Age Summary References

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About the Author

Roger M. Enoka is professor in the department of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a professor in the departments of medicine (geriatrics) and neurology at the University of Colorado Denver. He is also the director of the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab. Previously he was a biomechanist in the department of biomedical engineering at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a professor in the department of physiology at the University of Arizona. For more than 30 years, Enoka has focused his research and teaching on the combination of biomechanics and neurophysiology of movement. Internationally known for his achievements as a teacher and researcher, Enoka is the author of approximately 350 journal articles, books, chapters, reviews, and abstracts, including the frequently cited article "Neurobiology of Muscle Fatigue" published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society, International Society of Biomechanics, and Society for Neuroscience. He is also a past president and current member of the American Society of Biomechanics.

EAN: 9781450458801
ISBN: 1450458807
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Dimensions: 27.94 x 21.59 x 2.79 centimetres (2.12 kg)
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