What is motor skill?

Motor Skill

A motor skill is a learned sequence of movements that combine to produce a smooth, efficient action in order to master a particular task. The development of motor skill occurs in the motor cortex, the region of the cerebral cortex that controls voluntary muscle groups.

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Sleep And Learning - Increased Learning
... In motor skill learning, an interval of sleep may be critical for the expression of performance gains without sleep these gains will be delayed (Korman et al ... task was used to simulate learning a motor skill ... that sleep is a significant factor in consolidating motor skill procedural memories ...
Fine Motor Skills
... Fine motor skill require the use of smaller muscle groups to perform tasks that are precise in nature ... video games are examples of using fine motor skills ... Generally, there is a retention loss of fine motor skills over a period of non-use ...

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