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Functional MRI evidence for adult motor cortex plasticity during motor skill learning
PERFORMANCE of complex motor tasks, such as rapid sequences of finger movements, can be improved in terms of speed and accuracy over several weeks by daily practice sessions. This improvement doesExpand
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The acquisition of skilled motor performance: fast and slow experience-driven changes in primary motor cortex.
We propose that skilled motor performance is acquired in several stages: "fast" learning, an initial, within-session improvement phase, followed by a period of consolidation of several hours duration. Expand
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Experience-dependent changes in cerebellar contributions to motor sequence learning
Studies in experimental animals and humans have stressed the role of the cerebellum in motor skill learning. Yet, the relative importance of the cerebellar cortex and deep nuclei, as well as theExpand
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Spasticity after spinal cord injury
Symptoms of spasticity are often experienced by individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) following a period of spinal shock and, in many cases, these symptoms negatively affect quality of life.Expand
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Circuit-Specific Alterations in Hippocampal Synaptophysin Immunoreactivity Predict Spatial Learning Impairment in Aged Rats
The present study examined the long-standing concept that changes in hippocampal circuitry contribute to age-related learning impairment. Individual differences in spatial learning were documented inExpand
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A review of food safety and food hygiene training studies in the commercial sector
This review summarises the methods and results of studies conducted worldwide on the effectiveness of food safety and food hygiene training in the commercial sector of the food industry. InExpand
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Long-term body-weight-supported treadmill training and subsequent follow-up in persons with chronic SCI: effects on functional walking ability and measures of subjective well-being
Study design:Longitudinal, prospective within-subject design.Objectives:(1) To determine the effects of long-term body-weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on functional walking ability andExpand
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Estrogen and Aging Affect the Subcellular Distribution of Estrogen Receptor-α in the Hippocampus of Female Rats
Estrogen replacement increases both the number of dendritic spines and the density of axospinous synapses in the hippocampal CA1 region in young rats, yet this is attenuated in aged rats. TheExpand
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Caloric restriction and age affect synaptic proteins in hippocampal CA3 and spatial learning ability
Caloric restriction (CR) is a daily reduction of total caloric intake without a decrease in micronutrients or disproportionate reduction of any one dietary component. CR can increase lifespanExpand
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Functional characterization of des-IGF-1 action at excitatory synapses in the CA1 region of rat hippocampus.
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and growth hormone play a major role in the growth and development of tissues throughout the mammalian body. Plasma IGF-1 concentrations peak during puberty andExpand
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