2.1 Introduction to Motor Learning

Motor Learning

A field of science that investigates human movement, with the goal of understanding how humans acquire and retain the motor skills required to perform specialized movements

Nervous System

A body system made up of organ, cells and fibers that collects information from different parts of the body and processes that information before transmitting impulses to activate responses in the muscles

Musculoskeletal System

A body system that is a combination of both the muscular system and the skeletal system; the musculoskeletal system provides support, stability, structure and movement to the body through the bones and muscles

Motor Skill

A voluntary movement that involves the use of specific muscles with the aim of achieving a defined purpose or goal; they can be learnt and improved with practice

Motor Reflex

An involuntary movement that is not consciously controlled and isn't designed to achieve a particular purpose or goal

Motor Program

A movement plan that contains all the commands from the brain to the muscles that are needed to perform a motor skill

Sub - Routine

A simple motor skill that - when combined with a number of other simple motor skills and sequenced in a specific order - is part of a motor program