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Class Notes for EXSS2025 at University of Sydney

Motor Control and Learning

EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Long-Term Memory, Episodic Memory, Descriptive Knowledge

Week 8 Lecture Notes Lecture 1 Memory and Storage of Information Learning: how we acquire and encode knowledge about the world - process of neuroplasticity - attend, process, rehearse how we look at information - looki...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Motor Skill, Mechanical Efficiency, Vo2 Max

Week 1 Notes Motor Control: - underlying mechanisms which permit posture/movement coordination/control - reflect neurophysiological functioning - interaction of CNS with muscles and joints = generate movement Motor Lear...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Corticospinal Tract, Premotor Cortex, Cerebral Peduncle

Week 9 Notes Hierarchy, Coordination and Synergy Hierarchy of Movement Control: - utilises component of motor control system - Cerebrum, Brainstem, Spinal Cord Cerebrum: (forebrain) conscious planning and control of mo...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Motor Learning, Proprioception, Sensory System

Week 2 Notes Sensory Input - Proprioception Types of Sensory Information: Exteroception - eg. generated outside the body (vision, hearing) Proprioception - eg. generated body movement Somatic Sensation - eg. touch ...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Angular Acceleration, Efference Copy, Bulbous Corpuscle

Week 13 Revision Motor Control Analysis of Movement: 1. Observational/Behavioural 2. Biomechanical/Kinesiological/Kinetic 3. Neurophysiological/Anatomical Skilled Performance: = maximum certainty of achievement = min...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Motor Unit, Motor Neuron, Brainstem

Week 10 Lecture Energetics of Muscle Force: Motor Planning: - neural networks from central area of brainstem > spinal column > muscle recruitment - efferent and afferent activity integrating with each other and respond...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Binary Logarithm, Handedness

Week 12 Notes Speed Accuracy Trade Off - when speed is a priority, accuracy is not prioritized - information processing not ideal - when accuracy is prioritized, speed is decreased Movement Time: MT = a + b Log2 (2A/...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Ambidexterity, Chromosome, Toothpaste

Handedness & Motor Skills Lecture 21 Historical Background: Concept 1: Handedness can be studied experimentally both comparing left and right sides of the same subject or between left hander...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: High Force, Microstructure, Iceberg

Speed Accuracy Trade Off Lecture 20 Prior Lectures Energetics & Movement: 1. Speed & Accuracy logarithmic & linear relationship with Movement Time (MT) 2. Explanations for how speed-accuracy...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Human Musculoskeletal System, Premotor Cortex, Cerebral Circulation

Hierarchy, Coordination & Synergy: Lecture 14 Hierarchy of Movement Control & Sequential Planning: Major components of the Motor Control System: o Cerebrum: forebrain, conscious ...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Vastus Lateralis Muscle, Harvard Step Test, Motor System

Controlling Output - Changes in Energetic Movement Lecture 18 Learning Outcomes 1) Energetic changes according to adaptation of a motor task 2) Energetic changes with sk...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Motor System, Glycogen, High Force

Motor Control (last week) Control Motor Output - Energetics of Muscle Force: Lecture 16 Voluntary movement motor planning - efferent activi...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Stimulus Modality, Encoding Specificity Principle, Iconic Memory

Motor memory is the persistence of the acquired capability for performance Thus, memory is the capability for movement or performance recall, not just where that capability is stored. Memo...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Anatomical Terms Of Motion, Muscle Hypertrophy, Classical Ballet

Automaticity, Expertise & Adaptations: Lecture 15 Automaticity in Complex Activities: Question: do highly complex routines become automated throughout? o Do skilled people still use...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
EXSS2025 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: The Wall Street Journal, Facial Nerve Paralysis, Swiss Cheese Model

Error in Skill, Techniques of Error Correction & Preventing Errors: Lecture 17 Error in Skill Execution: Concept 1: In everyday activities, most individuals strive for effortless execution; as soon as t...

Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS2025
Ross Sanders
Laboratory Basics - Reference Guides

Lab safety is the cornerstone principle in this compelling Guide. All international safety symbols are clearly defined, with all basic lab glassware and equipment depicted by text description and diagrams. The Guide also p...

ANAT - Anatomy
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