The time course of off-line motor sequence learning

Press, D. Z., Casement, M. D., Pascual-Leone, A. and Robertson, E. M. (2005) The time course of off-line motor sequence learning. Cognitive Brain Research, 25(1), pp. 375-378. (doi:10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2005.05.010) (PMID:15990282)

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Abstract

The acquisition of motor skill occurs with practice, but skill can also increase between sessions, a process termed “off-line learning”. Here, we investigated the amount of time required for the off-line development of skills. Participants were tested on an implicit version of the Serial Reaction Time Task and re-tested 1, 4 or 12 h later. Only those re-tested 4 h or 12 h after initial testing showed off-line improvements. This demonstrates that implicitly acquired skills can increase between sessions and the process occurs over hours.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Professor Edwin
Authors: Press, D. Z., Casement, M. D., Pascual-Leone, A., and Robertson, E. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Cognitive Brain Research
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0926-6410
ISSN (Online):1872-6348
Published Online:28 June 2005

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