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The Primary Motor Cortex

It is the area of the brain responsible for learning new skills.

Using brain mapping tools, scientists have discovered that the more we use a certain body part, the more information about it is stored in the Primary Motor Cortex region of the brain, which alters its size and the number of connections with the other regions of the brain.

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Our most repeated physical actions can, with continual practice, be performed automatically without any real-time awareness.

It is in the front of the Primary Motor Cortex, and is stimulated when we start learning a new skill or are in the planning stages.

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