Neuroscience of Movement and Athletic Performance

PSY 282

Addresses neurobiology of movement, sports and other forms of physical performance at a variety of levels, from biochemical and physiological to cognitive and behavioral. Starting with neurophysiology of muscle development and movement and progressing through use of imagery and cognitive training, we will discuss the variety of neurobiological processes involved in athletic performance, as well as methods used to study these processes. Explores neuromuscular diseases, injuries and dysfunctions as well as use of exercise and movement as therapy for neuromuscular and non-neuromuscular disorders. Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 101/PSY 106. One course.

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