Inducing motor skill improvements with a declarative task

Brown, R. M. and Robertson, E. M. (2007) Inducing motor skill improvements with a declarative task. Nature Neuroscience, 10(2), pp. 148-149. (doi: 10.1038/nn1836) (PMID:17237776) (PMCID:PMC1831714)

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During sequence learning, individuals show motor-skill acquisition and an ability to verbally describe items within the sequence. We disrupted this latter, declarative component by having participants learn a word list immediately after sequence learning. This induced off-line skill improvements. We conclude that off-line memory processing relies not only on the engagement of neuroplastic mechanisms but also on the disengagement of an interaction between declarative and procedural memory systems.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Brief Communications.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Professor Edwin
Authors: Brown, R. M., and Robertson, E. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:Nature Neuroscience
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1546-1726
Published Online:21 January 2007

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