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Excerpts — Fundamentals of Motor Behavior

Visual occlusion techniques to understand the role of vision

It is sometimes helpful to isolate the role of individual senses to gain a better understanding of the extent to which they guide movement skills.

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Understanding how we learn motor skills

Over the years, many different theories have been used to explain how people learn.

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Correct timing for providing feedback

When providing augmented feedback, whether it is about an outcome or technique, it is a good idea to keep in mind five “rules of thumb.”

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The speed-accuracy trade-off

When we are compelled to act quickly, we can sometimes emphasize speed over accuracy and actually end up missing the goal of the task entirely.

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Deciding how to design practices

The decision to use any given practice schedule should be based on the skill level of the learner, the demands of the task, and the eventual performance setting.

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