Automatic with practice

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A note for Lesson no. 4, "Your Brain Predicts (Almost) Everything You Do," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 80 is:

Everyone who’s ever learned a skill, whether it’s driving a car or tying a shoe, knows that things that require effort today become automatic tomorrow with enough practice.

See these references.[1][2]


  1. Logan, Gordon D. "Shapes of Reaction-Time Distributions and Shapes of Learning Curves: A Test of the Instance Theory of Automaticity." 1992. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 18 (5): 883–914.
  2. Logan, Gordon D. 2002. "An Instance Theory of Attention and Memory." Psychological Review 109 (2): 376–400.