Contribution of the premotor cortex to consolidation of motor sequence learning in humans during sleep.

@article{Nitsche2010ContributionOT,
  title={Contribution of the premotor cortex to consolidation of motor sequence learning in humans during sleep.},
  author={Michael A. Nitsche and Michaela Jakoubkova and Nivethida Thirugnanasambandam and Leonie Schmalfuss and Sandra Hullemann and Karel {\vS}onka and Walter Paulus and Claudia Trenkwalder and Svenja Happe},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={2603-14}
}
Motor learning and memory consolidation require the contribution of different cortices. For motor sequence learning, the primary motor cortex is involved primarily in its acquisition. Premotor areas might be important for consolidation. In accordance, modulation of cortical excitability via transcranial DC stimulation (tDCS) during learning affects performance when applied to the primary motor cortex, but not premotor cortex. We aimed to explore whether premotor tDCS influences task performance… CONTINUE READING