Dr. John Krakauer

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There are specific stages of motor learning for human development including rolling over, crawling, walking and climbing; movement is inherent in our nature, it is what our bodies are designed to do. Anytime you learn a new exercise, try a new dance step or play a new sport you are developing new motor skills and there is a specific learning process. Dr. John Krakauer is the John C. Malone Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University; it is his job to study how humans develop and learn new movement skills. On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. John Krakauer and I discuss the motor learning process, the benefits of learning a new sport at any age and whether technology really can help you become better at a specific skill.
Dr. Krakauer is known for his, "Is the Dumb Jock Really a Nerd' hypothesis which posits that skilled movement requires genius-level function from the brain. To understand more about Dr. Krakauer and his work, READ THIS PIECE about his role with the BLAM Lab at Johns Hopkins University.
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