Baby steps

All that hand and arm waving by children starting at around three months old, turns out to have a purpose other than simply getting a toy or attention

Bioengineer Maurice Smith and his co-authors discovered that "two learning processes with distinct time courses contribute significantly to short-term motor skill acquisition, and the interactions between these processes explain a host of puzzling phenomena in motor adaptation."

The complete PLoS Biology article is here.

Topics: Bioengineering

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