Motor imagery practice is useful for the acquisition of motor skills. Understanding the neural mechanisms underlying motor imagery is important not only for effective motor imagery practice but also for understanding the basic mechanisms involved with motor control. It is well documented that brain activity during motor imagery is similar to that which occurs during normal motor execution. This similarity supports thefinding that motor skills can be acquired via motor imagery training. In this chapter, I will summarize available information on the brain activity that occurs during motor imagery.
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