Learning About…Motor Learning

If you think that you “know” the answers to all of these questions…think again, as the body of knowledge in motor learning and skill acquisition continue to evolve. Now for the questions: 1) Should a learner receive cues or externally-sourced information about the particulars of how they are moving? 2) How difficult should practice be…how often should learners be successful in optimal practice? 3) Does the introduction of a secondary task (an intentional distraction) help or harm learning? 4) Can automaticity or procedural memory be trained? 5) What is the difference between a skill and a habit – cognitively, physically, and in regard to the acquisition of each?