Neurophysiological correlates of visuo-motor learning through mental and physical practice.

@article{Allami2014NeurophysiologicalCO,
  title={Neurophysiological correlates of visuo-motor learning through mental and physical practice.},
  author={Nadia Allami and Andrea Brovelli and El Mehdi Hamzaoui and F. Regragui and Yves Paulignan and Driss Boussaoud},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={55},
  pages={6-14}
}
We have previously shown that mental rehearsal can replace up to 75% of physical practice for learning a visuomotor task (Allami, Paulignan, Brovelli, & Boussaoud, (2008). Experimental Brain Research, 184, 105-113). Presumably, mental rehearsal must induce brain changes that facilitate motor learning. We tested this hypothesis by recording scalp electroencephalographic activity (EEG) in two groups of subjects. In one group, subjects executed a reach to grasp task for 240 trials. In the second… CONTINUE READING
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