Brain ‘zips and unzips’ information to perform skilled tasks

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The human brain is capable of amazing feats, such as pre-programming complex sequences of movements for tasks like playing the piano or dancing. A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Birmingham and Bangor University reveals that the brain does this by ‘zipping and unzipping’ information about the timing and order of movements ahead of action. Fascinatingly, the order and timing of movements are stored separately in different areas of the brain, before being activated in response to a trigger such as a musical cue. Read full article here

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