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Mark L. Latash

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333169

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333169.001.0001

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A Brief History of Movement Studies

A Brief History of Movement Studies

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(p.17) Part Two A Brief History of Movement Studies
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Mark L. Latash (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333169.003.0002

The second part of the book presents a brief history of movement science starting from ancient Greece and Rome, through the Renaissance, and ending up with the progress of movement science during the last two centuries. Particular attention is paid to the history of movement science in the Soviet Union and to the role of Nikolai Bernstein in progress in this area. Further, the history of the notion of synergies and the problem of motor redundancy is reviewed. The Part ends with a general overview of problems faced by researchers in the area of biology (in particular, movement science).

Keywords:   movement science, ancient Greece, Renaissance, Soviet Union, Nikolai Bernstein, motor redundancy

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