How Skill Expertise Shapes the Brain Functional Architecture: An fMRI Study of Visuo-Spatial and Motor Processing in Professional Racing-Car and Naïve Drivers

@inproceedings{Bernardi2013HowSE,
  title={How Skill Expertise Shapes the Brain Functional Architecture: An fMRI Study of Visuo-Spatial and Motor Processing in Professional Racing-Car and Na{\"i}ve Drivers},
  author={Giulio Bernardi and Emiliano Ricciardi and Lorenzo Sani and Anna Gaglianese and Alessandra Papasogli and Riccardo Ceccarelli and Ferdinando Franzoni and Fabio Galetta and Gino Santoro and Rainer Goebel and Pietro Pietrini},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
The present study was designed to investigate the brain functional architecture that subserves visuo-spatial and motor processing in highly skilled individuals. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we measured brain activity while eleven Formula racing-car drivers and eleven 'naïve' volunteers performed a motor reaction and a visuo-spatial task. Tasks were set at a relatively low level of difficulty such to ensure a similar performance in the two groups and thus avoid any… CONTINUE READING

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