Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Motor learning

Message: pp.237-248

In the last few weeks of her life, already confined to her bed, Mária Hári said to me – 
I was too rigid,' she declared, unbidden.

You, Mária? Rigid? Never!'

– See, it is all there, she said, indicating a heavily over-scored chapter in David Legge's collection of readings on skills, on learning to fly, to type, to ride a bike...

As often when chasing a particular line she rather overstated her case. It is not all there but, stripped right down, much of the motor learning involved in CE is.

Anyway, this was a message that she wanted to leave with me and I am pleased to pass it on here to those who care about such things...


Miller, G. A., Galanter, E., Pribram, K. H. (1970) Motor skills and habits, in D. Legge (ed.) Skills (Penguin Modern Psychology Readings), London, Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1970, pp. 237-248

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