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motor test 2
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An abstract representation of a movement plan stored in memory and containing all of the motor commands required for carrying out the intended action is called a/an:
A class of actions or pattern of movement that can be modified to yield various response outcomes is known as (a):
generalized motor program.
Which of the following is an invariant feature?
The elements of the generalized motor program that enable a center fielder to throw to third base from different areas of the field are called:
A(n) _____________ is a rule or relationship that directs decision-making when a learner is faced with a movement problem.
_____________ is the generation of action plans that contain all of the information necessary to complete a response.
Open loop control
According to the dynamic system theory, ______________ are the boundaries that limit the movement capabilities of an individual.
Shallow attractor states:
are characteristic of unstable behavior.
A change in the state of stability of a system that causes a spontaneous reorganization into a new form is called a(n):
phase shift .
According to the dynamic system theory, movement patterns prefer states of stability.
The sensory receptors located in the muscles, tendons, and internal ear are called:
Which visual pathway functions at a sub-conscious level?
The optic variable that provides time to contact information by taking the size of the retinal image at any position of an object's approach and dividing it by the rate of change of the image is called:
The focusing of one's visual attention on a specific object is called:
The proprioceptors located in and around synovial joints that respond to pressure, acceleration/deceleration, and excessive strain on a joint are called:
joint kinesthetic receptors.
Information is carried away from the CNS to the muscles by:
The simplest pathway by which a reflex occurs is known as the:
The area of the brain that plays a key role in the maintenance of posture and balance is the:
______________ occurs when old memories interfere with the retention of new ones.
Which memory system is also labeled as working memory because of its active role in information processing?
Short term memory
In the __________ stage of Fitts and Posner's model, performance is inconsistent and characterized by the production of numerous errors which are typically gross in nature.
In the _________ stage of Fitts and Posner's model, the learner becomes committed to refining one particular movement pattern.
The first stage of Gentile's stages of learning model is called::
getting the idea of the movement
In the fixation/diversification stage of Gentile's stages of learning model, which instructional strategy is recommended for closed skills?
It depends on whether the regulatory conditions of the skill change across trials
Fixing the possible movements of a joint so that the limb(s) will function as a single unit or segment is called:
freezing the degrees of freedom.
Beginners have difficulty discriminating between environmental cues that are relevant and those that are irrelevant to performance.
A negatively accelerating performance curve indicates a decline in performance.
Which of the following can result in a performance plateau?
All of the above
Which of the following can be used to infer that learning has occurred
B and C only
Which of the following measures the degree to which the learner can adapt the practiced skill to a different performance situation?
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