Intermittent practice facilitates stable motor memories.

@article{Overduin2006IntermittentPF,
  title={Intermittent practice facilitates stable motor memories.},
  author={Simon A. Overduin and Andrew G. Richardson and Courtney E. Lane and Emilio Bizzi and Daniel Z. Press},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 46},
  pages={11888-92}
}
Humans adaptively control reaching movements to maintain good performance in the presence of novel forces acting on the arm. A recent study suggested that motor memories of different force conditions are not transformed from fragile to stable states, but rather are always vulnerable to interference from newly learned conditions (Caithness et al., 2004). This is contrary to the results of previous studies (Brashers-Krug et al., 1996; Shadmehr and Brashers-Krug, 1997), although all of these… CONTINUE READING

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