Action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery.
Harris, D J
Vine, S J
Wilson, M R
McGrath, John S
JournalThe British journal of surgery
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Acquiring new motor skills to learn complex movements and master the use of a diverse range of instruments is fundamental for developing expertise in surgery. Although aspects of skill development occur through trial and error, watching the performance of another individual (action observation) is an increasingly important adjunct for the acquisition of these complex skills before performing a procedure. The aim of this review was to examine the evidence in support of the use of action observation in surgery.