Intriguing email from EconLog reader Jason Braswell, reprinted with his permission.Hi there. I'm a long-time reader of your blog who is currently reading your latest book. After reading your first section on the failure of cognitive skills to transfer, I thought you might be interested to know (if you don't already) that the situation is exactly analogous when it comes to physical skills. While it's true that non-neurological physical training adaptations (like strength increases due to increased muscle cross-sectional area, flexibility, and VO2 max) can improve performance in a variety of sports, neurological adaptations are painfully specific. For instance, improving one's balance on a wobble board
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