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It is with practice that the motor neurons of the brain manage to create shortcuts between the brain and the muscles.PHOTO: iStock / akindo

It is normal to lack coordination when learning to play a musical instrument. It is with practice that the motor neurons of the brain manage to create shortcuts between the brain and the muscles. The movements then become almost automatic. University of Ottawa neuroscience postdoctoral researcher Sandrine Côté explains how researchers have successfully clarified the learning process.