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Monday, September 22, 2008

Practice Makes Perfect, But Watching Also Improves Our Skills

We all know that the more you put something into practice, the more likely it is that you will be able to excel at it.

Now, as reported in Science Daily, researchers have determined that watching another person do something also improves your own ability at it.

"[...] people can acquire motor skills through the "seeing" as well as the "doing" form of learning."

In this study researchers at Dartmouth "were surprised by the remarkable similarity in brain activation when [...] research participants observed dance sequences that were actively or passively experienced."

"This research contributes to a growing body of study about how people learn and how best to help people with brain injuries." read entire article

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