Expert golfers definitely have the nod here:
These are fmri's from beginning golfers or pros thinking through their preshot routine. Experts clearly are the efficiency experts here - lot less work in general, but more where it counts (parietal and occipital lobes for imagery).
Beginners had much more activation in the basal ganglia (motor planning) and limbic system (stress and emotional feeling).
The more you train, the better your brain. Have a nice weekend.
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