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Learning motor skill

Research project

Short description

Past theoretical and empirical work, primarily on non-human animals, inspired us to propose an expansion-exploration-selection-refinement (ESR) theory of how the human brain acquires motor skill. Using a mixture of behavioral experiments, behavioral genetics, functional and structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and computational and statistical modeling, our ongoing work aims to test and refine this theory.