Consolidation in human motor memory

  title={Consolidation in human motor memory},
  author={T. Brashers-Krug and R. Shadmehr and E. Bizzi},
  • T. Brashers-Krug, R. Shadmehr, E. Bizzi
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • LEARNING a motor skill sets in motion neural processes that continue to evolve after practice has ended, a phenomenon known as consolidation1–4. Here we present psychophysical evidence for this, and show that consolidation of a motor skill was disrupted when a second motor task was learned immediately after the first. There was no disruption if four hours elapsed between learning the two motor skills, with consolidation occuring gradually over this period. Previous studies in humans and other… CONTINUE READING
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