Becoming aware of motor skill

Trends Cogn Sci. 2001 May 1;5(5):181-182. doi: 10.1016/s1364-6613(00)01652-1.


Conscious processes have a complex relationship to skilled motor performance. Past work has shown that some types of motor skill can be learned without any contribution from conscious processes. New work indicates that if those unconscious processes are disabled, conscious processes might step in to make up for the deficit.