Motor Behavior in Brazil: A look to the past, thinking in the future
A picture of the Motor Behavior research in Brazil from the past to the present time is described in this first edition of the Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior (BJMB). This work provides a brief history of a series of scientific events of Motor Behavior in the country. The great success of these events every two years since 1998 solidified the foundation of The Brazilian Society of Motor Behavior in 2004. In the present work, some data are shown to illustrate a growing interest in the motor behavior study by a number of researchers from different fields. Furthermore, a substantial growing regarding to the number of doctoral degrees in the motor behavior area of study and the number of articles published in international and national journals are shown. The Brazilian Society of Motor Behavior will certainly play a role in the development of the motor behavior field by gathering researchers spread all over the country, promoting debates of all sorts and stimulating interactions of research groups. The BJMB as a vehicle of communication has great potential for the insertion of the society to the international community.
Key Words: Motor behavior, motor development, motor control, motor learning, history.
Authors must declare that the work submitted is their own and that copyright has not been breached in seeking its publication. If the manuscript includes work previously published elsewhere, it is the author(s) responsibility to obtain permission to use it and to indicate that such permission has been granted.
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email requesting them to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.