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Noninvasive brain stimulation can elucidate and interact with the mechanisms underlying motor learning and retention: Implications for rehabilitation

Hinder, M.R., Reissig, P. and Fujiyama, H. (2014) Noninvasive brain stimulation can elucidate and interact with the mechanisms underlying motor learning and retention: Implications for rehabilitation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 111 (5). pp. 897-899.

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Abstract

Seminal work in animals indicates that learning a motor task results in long-term potentiation (LTP) in primary motor cortex (M1) and a subsequent occlusion of LTP induction (Rioult-Pedotti et al. J Neurophysiol 98: 3688-3695, 2007). Using various forms of noninvasive brain stimulation in conjunction with a motor learning paradigm, Cantarero et al. (J Neurosci 33: 12862-12869, 2013) recently provided novel evidence to support the hypothesis that retention of motor skill is contingent upon this postlearning occlusion.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Physiological Society
Copyright: © 2014 the American Physiological Society
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30374
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