Neural correlates of motor memory consolidation.

@article{Shadmehr1997NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of motor memory consolidation.},
  author={Reza Shadmehr and Henry H. Holcomb},
  journal={Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={277 5327},
  pages={
          821-5
        }
}
Computational studies suggest that acquisition of a motor skill involves learning an internal model of the dynamics of the task, which enables the brain to predict and compensate for mechanical behavior. During the hours that follow completion of practice, representation of the internal model gradually changes, becoming less fragile with respect to behavioral interference. Here, functional imaging of the brain demonstrates that within 6 hours after completion of practice, while performance… 
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