Practice Makes Imperfect: Restorative Effects of Sleep on Motor Learning

@article{Sheth2008PracticeMI,
  title={Practice Makes Imperfect: Restorative Effects of Sleep on Motor Learning},
  author={Bhavin R. Sheth and Davit Janvelyan and Murtuza A. Khan},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={1335 - 1339}
}
Emerging evidence suggests that sleep plays a key role in procedural learning, particularly in the continued development of motor skill learning following initial acquisition. We argue that a detailed examination of the time course of performance across sleep on the finger-tapping task, established as the paradigm for studying the effect of sleep on motor learning, will help distinguish a restorative role of sleep in motor skill learning from a proactive one. Healthy subjects rehearsed for 12… CONTINUE READING

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