[ExI] neuroscience questions

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 19:28:37 UTC 2020

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 3:05 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Does anyone know why it is that pro athletes and, just for another
> example, classically trained musicians need to practice so much?
> My violinist friend said:  "If I don't practice today, I know it.  If I
> don't practice tomorrow, you'll know it.  If I don't practice the next day,
> everyone will know it."
> Could it be that rarely practiced skills representing certain brain areas
> get taken over by new concerns?  I have no clue.

These are very specific and unnatural skills and they need to perform them
very well or they'll be replaced by someone who can. We know there are
different levels of memory in the brain and none of them are perfect. Seems
expected that complex and specific skills need to be constantly refreshed.

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