Contents: Perceptual errors -- Decision errors -- Action errors -- Fun with numbers -- Perception in action -- Attention -- Motor control -- Measuring motor learning -- Organizing practice -- Skill development -- Skill retention.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Motor Control in Everyday Actions presents 47 true stories that illustrate the phenomena of motor control, learning, perception, and attention in sport, physical activity, home, and work environments. At times humorous and sometimes sobering, this unique text provides an accessible application-to-research approach to spark critical thinking, class discussion, and new ideas for research. The stories in Motor Control in Everyday Actions illustrate the diversity and complexity of research in perception and action and motor skill acquisition. More than interesting anecdotes, these stories offer concrete examples of how motor behavior, motor control, and perception and action errors affect the lives of both well-known and ordinary individuals in various situations and environments. Readers will be entertained with real-life stories that illustrate how research in motor control is applicable to real life: Choking Under Pressure examines information processing and how it changes under pressure. The Gimme Putt shows how Schmidt's law can be used to predict the accuracy of golf putts. Turn Right at the Next Gorilla examines inattention blindness and its role in traffic accidents. The Farmers' Market describes reasons why a man drives his car through a crowded open-air market, killing and injuring dozens of shoppers in the process. Craps and Weighted Bats describes the curious role of myths and superstition in how we play games. And 42 other examples of motor control in everyday actions will both entertain and inform."--Publisher.