The Motor Symbol Sequencing cognitive function is responsible for learning and producing motor plans involved in writing, reading and speech.
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Write the letter ‘g’. Now right it backwards. Now upside down and backwards. Notice you need to decide where to start, and in which direction to move your hand. This cognitive function decides where to start writing the letters of the alphabet, and in which direction to write. How long does it take for your hand to memorize this new pattern?
The first time requires conscious thought and planning. Subsequent attempts should become easier as a motor plan begins to be established. The degree of ease and automation of this, and every motor plan - what is required to write every single word in any language – is determined by your Motor Symbol Sequencing capacity.
Our eyes have four movements involved in tracking: left, right, up, down. When we read, our brain learns the most common and predictable patterns, essentially developing eye motor plans for tracking print. The English language for example, is left to right, top to bottom, line by line. This cognitive function automates our eye tracking to ensure fluidity.
Now consider a newspaper article, a white board, an excel sheet. How quickly can your eyes track the information in these different formats? Any words missed, lines skipped, or place lost? Your Motor Symbol Sequencing determines these experiences.
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