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motor learning

the process of improving motor skills through practice, with long-lasting changes in the capability for responding. The cerebellum and basal nuclei play a major role in such coordination.

mo·tor learn·ing

(mō'tŏr lĕrn'ing)
1. The process of acquiring a skill by which the learner, through practice and assimilation, refines and makes automatic the desired movement.
2. An internal neurologic process that results in the ability to produce a new motor task.

motor learning

Any of the processes related to the acquisition and retention of skills associated with movement. They are influenced by practice, experience, and memory.
See also: learning

motor learning

the internal processes that lead to an enduring change in a person's capacity for skilled movement. Also the study of such processes.
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This approach will assist the brain in constructing the specific engrams in its motor memory for successful recall.
When writing by hand, the movements involved leave a motor memory in the sensorimotor part of the brain, which helps us recognise letters.
According to Marc Timme, scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, "Once the robot is equipped with a motor memory, it will be capable to use foresight and plan its movements.
This repetition will cultivate their motor memory and enable them to respond promptly and accurately.