A new study suggests a corresponding lack of motor skills may contribute to social awkwardness.
A study of 252 professional baseball players revealed those who scored higher on a series of computerized motor and visual tasks had better batting averages and fewer strikeouts than their peers with lower scores.
Information about the state of a person's motor function can be obtained by analyzing how they type, researchers report.
Researchers report NBA players who are more skilled than their peers early in their careers remain more skilled as they age. Additionally, they have a slower decline in their performance after the peak of their careers.
According to researchers, physical coordination is more beneficial in larger groups. The findings could help improve current physical rehabilitation techniques by training patients in groups to improve movement skills.