Transfer of Learning After Updating Training Mediated by the Striatum

@article{Dahlin2008TransferOL,
  title={Transfer of Learning After Updating Training Mediated by the Striatum},
  author={Erika Dahlin and Anna Stigsdotter Neely and Anne Larsson and Lars B{\"a}ckman and Lars Nyberg},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320},
  pages={1510 - 1512}
}
Process-specific training can improve performance on untrained tasks, but the magnitude of gain is variable and often there is no transfer at all. We demonstrate transfer to a 3-back test of working memory after 5 weeks of training in updating. The transfer effect was based on a joint training-related activity increase for the criterion (letter memory) and transfer tasks in a striatal region that also was recruited pretraining. No transfer was observed to a task that did not engage updating and… 

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