Learning Motor Skills

Learning Motor Skills

Brain Games host and expert explain what is happening in the brain when you learn a new motor skill.



National Geographic Channel

Brain Games investigates our ability to learn new skills by asking an expert bike rider to override his existing motor skills in order to learn how to ride a backwards bike. Can he unlearn what he knows and recalibrate his motor skills to learn something new? Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Murray explains how this task is an example of "neuroplasticity," the brain's ability to change and form new neural pathways.

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Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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