Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2002), 25:3:342-343 Cambridge University Press
Copyright © 2002 Cambridge University Press
doi:10.1017/S0140525X02350064

Short Communication

Unconscious abstraction in motor learning


Aysha S. Keisler a1 and Daniel T. Willingham a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 ask7x@virginia.edu http://willingham@virginia.edu

Abstract

Given the complexity and generalizability of motor skills, it is difficult to account for learning in this area without incorporating the concept of unconscious abstraction. A model based solely on association does not seem to account for data in this domain; specifically, instances that require learners to execute a practiced motor skill in a novel situation.



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