Motor learning and prediction in a variable environment

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2003 Apr;13(2):232-7. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(03)00038-2.


Traditional studies of motor learning and prediction have focused on how subjects perform a single task. Recent advances have been made in our understanding of motor learning and prediction by investigating the way we learn variable tasks, which change either predictably or unpredictably over time. Similarly, studies have examined how variability in our own movements affects motor learning.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Cues
  • Environment
  • Humans
  • Learning / physiology*
  • Memory / physiology
  • Models, Neurological
  • Motor Skills / physiology*
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
  • Visual Perception / physiology