chapter  5
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Neural Mechanisms: Contributions and Control

ByCheryl A. Coker

This chapter focuses on the behavioral and neurological processes that influence performance. The nervous system is responsible for the processes that underlie movement preparation, execution, and control. It may be subdivided into two primary components: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). It explores how the two sources of the CNS and the PNS of information contribute to the selection of a movement, its regulation, and even its correction when necessary. Of particular importance in the acquisition and performance of skilled movement are vision and proprioception. The chapter describes constantly bombarded with stimuli, which are detected through components of the nervous system known as sensory receptors. It also explores that there is more to memory than simply the storage of information.