Re: Are People Really Training to Get Better?
George, while I agree with most of what you say - certainly with the core ideas of your most cogent essay - I would like to offer an alternate explanation for the student who had successfully "done" something but was still confused.
What we know about how things are learned, especially physical stuff, indicates that there is an integration period. One's body may have learned a new pattern but the pathways haven't been laid down yet and this will come over the next day or days although to really cement it it helps if the person ponders it, visualizes it, redoes it etc. The confusion "in the front of the brain", that's the cognitive lagging behind the muscles.
my one penny of thought late on Friday....