Concurrent action observation modulates practice-induced motor memory formation.

@article{Stefan2008ConcurrentAO,
  title={Concurrent action observation modulates practice-induced motor memory formation.},
  author={Katja Stefan and Joseph Classen and Pablo A Celnik and Leonardo G. Cohen},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={730-8}
}
Motor practice is associated with the formation of elementary motor memories. Here we tested in human subjects the hypothesis that observation of a motor training associated with physical practice will modulate the encoding process of a motor memory relative to physical practice alone. Voluntary thumb motions were practiced (i) alone in a direction opposite to the baseline direction of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)-evoked movements (physical practice, PP) and in combination with… CONTINUE READING