Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in motor skill learning
and motor cortex plasticity Variations in the five genes affecting the dopaminergic system (catechol O-methyltransferase [COMT]) that controls synaptic dopamine levels and those that encode the dopamine transfer protein and the D1, D2, and D3 dopamine receptors] have been reported to change motor learning (23).
Knowledge of how motor performance can be optimized in order to facilitate motor skill learning
is a common interest of movement researchers and professionals.
The effects of mental practice on motor skill learning
and performance: A meta-analysis.
Abstract: This perspectives piece provides a theoretical frame supporting the exploration of mindfulness techniques as a complimentary interventions strategies for physical therapy interventions to promote motor skill learning
especially under dual tasking conditions.
Andrieux M, Boutin A, Thon B (2015) Self-Control of task difficulty during early practice promotes motor skill learning
It appears that there are times when optimal motor skill learning
results from using a practice sequence that produces less than optimal performance".
In her recent book, Attention and Motor Skill Learning
, Wulf includes guest chapters (called "insights") from practitioners across the motor learning spectrum.
2001a) The automaticity of complex motor skill learning
as a function of attentional focus.
Abstract Chronic administration of D-galactose (D-gal) has been reported to cause behavioral deterioration in mice similar to what is observed in the aging process, but the effect of D-gal on motor skill learning
has not been examined.
While literature has consistently demonstrated that prompting an external rather than an internal focus of attention leads to superior motor skill learning
and performance [10, 18].
The accelerated rotarod task is widely used as a test of motor skill learning
in rodents (Buitrago et al.
The changes were especially severe in the frontal cortex, which regulates motor skill learning
, decision-making, planning, judgment, attention, risk-taking, executive function and sociality.