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Biomedical Engineer Shows How People Learn Motor Skills

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Washington University in St. Louis
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Practice makes perfect when people learn behaviors, from baseball pitching to chess playing to public speaking. Biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have now identified how people use individual experiences to improve performance.

Kurt Thoroughman (background) observes his graduate student Jordan Taylor play a video game in the laboratory. Thoroughman and Jordan have tested human subjeccts and determined that the richness of motor training determines not only what humans learn but how they learn.
Credit: Photo by David Kilper / WUSTL Photo


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