A dynamical systems approach to skill acquisition.

@article{Vereijken1992ADS,
  title={A dynamical systems approach to skill acquisition.},
  author={Beatrix Vereijken and H. T. A. Whiting and W. J. Beek},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. A, Human experimental psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={
          323-44
        }
}
This paper argues that the answer to the question, what has to be learned, needs to be established before the question, how is it learned, can be meaningfully addressed. Based on this conviction, some of the limitations of current and past research on skill acquisition are discussed. Motivated by the dynamical systems approach, the question of "what has to be learned" was tackled by setting up a non-linear mathematical model of the task (i.e. learning to make sideways movements on a ski… CONTINUE READING

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