Rapid and long-lasting plasticity of input-output mapping.

  title={Rapid and long-lasting plasticity of input-output mapping.},
  author={Kenji Yamamoto and Donna S. Hoffman and Peter Strick},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={96 5},
Skilled use of tools requires us to learn an "input-output map" for the device, i.e., how our movements relate to the actions of the device. We used the paradigm of visuo-motor rotation to examine two questions about the plasticity of input-output maps: 1) does extensive practice on one mapping make it difficult to modify and/or to form a new input-output map and 2) once a map has been modified or a new map has been formed, does this map survive a gap in performance? Humans and monkeys made… CONTINUE READING

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