The evolution of the human species has always been closely tied to the relationship between biology and culture, and the human condition is rooted in this fascinating intersection. Sport, games, and competition serve as a nexus for humanity's innate fixation on movement and social activity, and these activities have served throughout history to encourage the proliferation of human culture for any number of exclusive or inclusive motivations: money, fame, health, spirituality, or social and cultural solidarity. The study of anthropology, as presented in Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement, provides a scope that offers a critical and discerning perspective on the complex calculus involving human biological and cultural variation that produces human movement and performance.
In this book the authors present new research in the study of motor behaviour and control. Topics discussed include motor planning skills in neurotypical development and Autism Spectrum Disorder; the role of motor imagery in action planning; cognitive training as how it enhances motor performance and learning; laterality, load and motor imagery; motor control and impulsivity; the contribution of better understanding of martial arts strikes to studies in motor control; assisted cycle therapy (ACT); developing the ability to activate difficult facial action units involved in emotional expressions; and co-ordination thermodynamics.
This book presents essential information on the various concepts of biomechanics and kinesiology applied to human body, also describing in depth the understanding of the various physical and mathematical principles applied towards understanding of this science of movement. It tries to simplify this biological movement science by facilitating easy understanding of the various applications of the forces acting on the human body. This book provides a deep insight to the clinical gait analysis and it's interpretations with graphical outputs, it also covers important topics such as biomechanics of important human joints such as neck, shoulder, spine, hip, knee and ankle with their recent advances. It also includes chapters on biomechanical instrumentation and their interpretation. Another highlight of the book is chapters on biomechanical motion analysis systems used for athletes. This book offers a valuable resource for medical and paramedical students, researchers and clinicians practicing musculoskeletal and manual therapy, aiding researchers gaining insight to human biomechanics.