The influence of normal human ageing on automatic movements.

@article{Wu2005TheIO,
  title={The influence of normal human ageing on automatic movements.},
  author={Tao Wu and Mark Hallett},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={562 Pt 2},
  pages={605-15}
}
There is evidence that aged normal subjects have more difficulty in achieving automaticity than young subjects. The underlying central neural mechanism for this phenomenon is unclear. In the present study, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to investigate the effect of normal ageing on automaticity. Aged healthy subjects were asked to practice self-initiated, self-paced, memorized sequential finger movements with different complexity until they could perform the tasks… CONTINUE READING

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