Abilities are the building blocks on which we develop our skills. They reflect our capacity of learning a new motor skill quickly and successfully. As a result some people perform motor activities better than the others. For example, if two subjects have the same amount of practice and same level of motivation to perform a skill, then individual motor learning abilities will influence the level of performance success. There are two broad categories of human abilities in motor and physical domains: perceptual motor abilities and physical proficiency abilities. In our lab we focus on perceptual motor ability of aiming (i.e. ability to rapidly and accurately move dominant hand towards a small target) which mainly relates to higher cognitive effort in visuo-motor domain. We test the effect of individual learning by behavioral experiments in which naïve subjects make to learn new motor skills.

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