Theories of Movement Control

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A field of Applied Mathematics pertinent to the regulation or control of certain physical processes and systems is referred to as the Control Theory. With time passing by, the rise in problems involved in Engineering and Economics were recognized as variants of various problems in differential equations and in the calculus of variations, although, they were not wrapped up by the existing theories.


According to Schmidt and Wrisberg, there are at least two ways of conceptualizing the term 'motor skill' which can be construed as a talk or an act, where motor skills can be distinguishable along a number of aspects or on the basis of a variety of high-flying characteristics (Schmidt and Wrisberg, 2008). The second way construes to the conceptualization of motor skill in terms of the ability a person delineates while performing a movement. Utley and Astill, in their book, have stated that the motor skills can efficiently be implemented in the brain and nervous system as well and also that they can be improvised (Utley and Astill, 2008). The development in motor skills defines the field of measurement as well as movement, thereby, learning the ways to control movement as a whole. This paper delineates the contrasting nature of both the theories of motor control, i.e. the open-loop and the closed-loop theory, thereby, stating examples which demonstrate the different explanations of human coincidence-anticipation performance.
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