What is movement (from an observational perspective, not philosophical)?
How do we describe and quantify movement?
What is the motor system doing (ie what is its output)?
Kinematics is a branch of study focused on the description of motion (how high, how far, how fast!) and kinetics is a branch focused on the explanation of motion (the forces that cause changes in motion).
Movement is the result of the intersection between the bodily affordances, the environment, and the motor control system.
Kinematics and Kinetics Data Exploration¶
The following document guides you through an interactive colaboratory notebook to explore the kinematics and kinetics of walking: Interactive Notebook: Kinematics.
Kinematics and Modeling of Leech Crawling: Evidence for an Oscillatory Behavior Produced by Propagating Waves of Excitation Timothy W. Cacciatore, Roman Rozenshteyn, William B. Kristan Jr Journal of Neuroscience 15 February 2000, 20 (4) 1643-1655