@Lostnfound: I may be wrong, but I would think that's true. Some people can learn how to do something just by looking at it, while others actually have to get their hands in it to do it. That's me.
I learn well visually, but for a completely new skill, I have to actually do it to truly learn in. I couldn't learn touch typing from a book. I had to get my hands on a keyboard, and even now, I don't exactly do it according to the "home row" method. I had to learn a method that was fast, efficient and was adapted to my smaller hands. I have broad palms and short fingers, so the classic touch system wasn't always the most efficient way for me to type. In fact, I tended to get cramps in my hands.
However, once I get my hands on something, I usually learn it fairly quickly. For me, there is a strong connection between touch and learning.