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Motor memory: Consolidation–based enhancement effect revisited

  • Julien Doyon (a1), Julie Carrier (a1), Alain Simard (a1), Abdallah Hadj Tahar (a1), Amélie Morin (a1), Habib Benali (a2) and Leslie G. Ungerleider (a3)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X05260028
  • Published online: 01 February 2005
Abstract

Following Karni's seminal work, Walker and other researchers have recently provided gradually convincing evidence that sleep is critical for the consolidation-based enhancement (CBE) of motor sequence learning. Studies in our laboratory using a motor adaptation paradigm, however, show that CBE can also occur after the simple passage of time, suggesting that sleep effects on memory consolidation are task-related, and possibly dependent on anatomically dissociable circuits.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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