Kinesthesis in relation to skill level in basketball, bowling and tennis

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Becky L. Sisley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: Man is a unique and highly complicated living being. Since time began, we have been striving to increase our knowledge of the structure and function of man. With each new discovery have come more unanswered questions. The nature of man's senses has offered many enigmas, for the highly intricate perceptivity of the eye, the magic hearing of the ear, and the mechanics involved in smelling, tasting, and touching have been the subject of extensive research. Located in the neocortex is the least understood yet most important of our senses: the muscle sense, formally called the kinesthetic sense. This sense "provides the mind with its understanding of stretch, tension, movement, and the third dimension. . . Without the sensations that arise from activity in muscles and joints our 'inner world' of concepts would be flat and completely unreal."(17:10) within this muscle sense lies the most important contribution of physical activity to the mind of man. Every movement we engage in, every tension in muscle, tendon, and joint contributes to the formation of concepts and ideas that are the building stones with which we construct our life of thought and action.

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Language: English
Date: 1963

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