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dexterity

Rare the characteristic of being right-handed
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The red nucleus, which, over the years, has received little attention in brain research, plays an important role in fine motor coordination. Here the brain learns new fine motor skills for grasping and stores what it has learned.
Functionally, the present study showed that, in a mouse model, TBI causes deficits in fine motor coordination and spatial learning without gross motor deficits.
as the gun is extended, begin pressing the trigger, bringing the long pull of the double-action mechanism to the point that minimum trigger movement is required to fire." Training yourself to "prep" the trigger like this may be fine for the range, where stress is minimal and the targets are not alive, but in an actual confrontation, when stress skyrockets and fine motor coordination deteriorates, this technique is a disaster waiting to happen.
Associations were greatest for attention, fine motor coordination, and cognition in school-age children.
Unfortunately, it's incompatible with that whole "fight or flight response" thing and the vasoconstriction: stress-numbed fingers will no longer have the fine motor coordination to bring the trigger exactly so far forward, and no farther.
The Yale researchers found no difference between the obese and non-obese children in tests of fine motor coordination. The obese children did worse only on the gross motor tests most directly to weight.