New research distinguishes between learning physical skills and brain activity associated with performing those skills
A new study from the Department of Veterans Affairs suggests that the brains coordination center is not active while we learn new motor skills – but it is active while we use them. The findings appear in the June 14 issue of Science.
Investigators concentrated on the cerebellum -- a part of the brain closely linked to movement (motor skills) and coordination. Located at the base of the brain, its function is somewhat mysterious.
The distinction between learning activity in the brain and performance activity represents an important step toward understanding more precisely how the brain processes information and how it affects the body.
Linda Duffy | EurekAlert
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