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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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In short, if your brain can rely on your short-term motor memory to handle memorizing a single motor task, then it will do so, failing to engage your long-term memory in the process.
What does this simplified description of motor memory mean in practical terms?
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.
When you learn to ride a bicycle, once the motor memory is formed, you don't forget.