Genetic and environmental contributions to the acquisition of a motor skill

  title={Genetic and environmental contributions to the acquisition of a motor skill},
  author={P. Fox and S. Hershberger and T. Bouchard},
  • P. Fox, S. Hershberger, T. Bouchard
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • PRACTICE, with feedback, is a fundamental variable that influences the aquisition of motor skills1: with it, everyone improves, but some improve more than others. This simple fact has led to frequent debate over the relative importance of genetic and environmental influences on motor learning. In principle these factors could influence subjects' initial level of proficiency, their rate of improvement or their final level of attainment. The problem has been investigated using the rotary pursuit… CONTINUE READING
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