Full disclosure: I often use a Mac at work but occasionally find myself in need of jumping into Windows. I’m running Windows 10 via Boot Camp.

In this article, I’ll address one particular issue common (I believe) to anyone who often switches between a Mac and a PC. It has to do with the differences in layout between a Mac and a Windows’ keyboard. The layout of a Mac’s keyboard isn’t set up to work with Windows, but there is a solution for this problem. Just keep on reading!

The main issue, at least for me, has to do with “shortcuts”. For example, when “cutting and paste” on a Mac, we use Command+c and Command+v. When using a Mac keyboard on Windows, the layout is different: Control+c and Control+v.

Since I switch between the two operating systems quite often, confusion is a common event. This confusion is explained by behaviour psychologists, and more recently by motor control and learning experts. The term is called negative transfer of learning, and it can be explained by the cognitive confusion theory. In this case, confusion happens due to the unfamiliarity of the keyboard. Note that the problem here is not related with limb control. You already know how to strike the keys in a sequence. The problem is the unfamiliar location of the keys. To avoid this confusion, one can remap Windows keyboard shortcuts in Boot Camp on a Mac. Follow the link below to get this set up on your Mac.

Source: How to Remap Windows Keyboard Shortcuts in Boot Camp on a Mac


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Transfer of learning is a fundamental topic in any motor learning introductory course.┬áThis article attempts to shed light on the neural correlates associated with learning. Good read…

Recent studies on the neural bases of sensorimotor adaptation demonstrate that the cerebellar and striatal thalamocortical pathways contribute to early learning. Transfer of learning involves a reduction in the contribution of early learning networks, and increased reliance on the cerebellum. The neural correlates of learning to learn remain to be determined, but likely involve enhanced functioning of general aspects of early learning.

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