Reflections about motor learning

Javier Aguirre Zabaleta

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Aguirre Zabaleta, J. (1999). Reflections about motor learning. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 58, 41-47.



Human beings are born to develop in different facets of life. Movements is an important part of the conducts that a person permanently shows in his life of social relationships. But the richness of movement is not given to us at birth. At that moment there exists a genetic potential that, for the fact of being human, can be developed. So that this is produced, one will need a progressive process of stimulation of a different organic substrata capable of developing motor functions. Learning is a neural process. Motor manifestation is the expression of this process produced in the cortical areas of this motricity. When the conditions of the child’s motor performance are produced in ideal conditions, with appropriate frequency, intensity and length of time, the result will be adequate or, on the other hand, deficient. Our approach to the components of the motor fields give us a performance guide and a model to be used as a reference for study.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: October 01, 1999