Changes in the neural control of a complex motor sequence during learning.

@article{lveczky2011ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the neural control of a complex motor sequence during learning.},
  author={Bence P {\"O}lveczky and Timothy M. Otchy and Jesse H. Goldberg and Dmitriy Aronov and Michale S. Fee},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={386-97}
}
The acquisition of complex motor sequences often proceeds through trial-and-error learning, requiring the deliberate exploration of motor actions and the concomitant evaluation of the resulting performance. Songbirds learn their song in this manner, producing highly variable vocalizations as juveniles. As the song improves, vocal variability is gradually reduced until it is all but eliminated in adult birds. In the present study we examine how the motor program underlying such a complex motor… CONTINUE READING

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