How do you learn to walk? Thousands of steps and dozens of falls per day.
Psychol Sci. 2012 Nov 1; 23(11):1387-94
Adolph KE, Cole WG, Komati M, Garciaguirre JS, Badaly D, Lingeman JM, Chan GL, Sotsky RB. Psychol Sci. 2012 Nov 1; 23(11):1387-94
Adolph and colleagues ask the interesting question of why kids transition from crawling to walking if they are efficient crawlers. They demonstrate that this transition is driven by the increase in distance traveled with no additional cost.
This question is also central to the motor control field: what motivates people to change...
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