How the Brain Learns to Play Tennis


March 20, 2010
Brain & Behavior, Earth, Energy & Environment, Uncategorized

Ever wonder why practice makes perfect?

Our guest this weeks has been wondering the same thing. Dr. Takaki Komiyama is a postdoctoral fellow at Janelia Farms, currently working in the Svoboda Lab. He is interested in how the brain codes for flexible behaviors, such as learning to play tennis. With practice, you generally see an improvement in your game. Sooner or later, your swings become smoother and you become better at predicting where the ball will land. But how does your brain code for it all? Listen in to this week’s 10-minute episode and find out.

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How the Brain Learns to Play Tennis

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