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ERIC Number: EJ767997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Early Boost and Slow Consolidation in Motor Skill Learning
Hotermans, Christophe; Peigneux, Philippe; de Noordhout, Alain Maertens; Moonen, Gustave; Maquet, Pierre
Learning & Memory, v13 n5 p580-583 Sep-Oct 2006
Motor skill learning is a dynamic process that continues covertly after training has ended and eventually leads to delayed increments in performance. Current theories suggest that this off-line improvement takes time and appears only after several hours. Here we show an early transient and short-lived boost in performance, emerging as early as 5-30 min after training but no longer observed 4 h later. This early boost is predictive of the performance achieved 48 h later, suggesting its functional relevance for memory processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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