Tweet: Most improvements in learning motor task comes during the breaks between practice sessions

Research has shown that taking breaks is an important part of learning.
A new study suggests that even small breaks which amount to seconds are also vital for learning new skills.
A study published recently titled “A Rapid Form of Offline Consolidation in Skill Learning” has found that most of the improvement while learning a motor task comes not while actually practicing, but instead during the breaks between practice sessions

Also watch the presentation of “Press Pause when you Play: Comparing Spaced Practice Intervals for Skill Development in Games”. This study provides new information that can aid in the design of practice schedules for perceptual-motor tasks in games. It looked at the optimum amount of time breaks (rest) for learning in video game environment. 




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