Special Issue "Motor Learning and Memory Consolidation in Humans"

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 December 2022) | Viewed by 400

Special Issue Editors

Institute for Human Movement and Medical Sciences, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata 950-3198, Japan
Interests: motor learning; menstrual cycle; transcranial magnetic stimulation; athlete; response inhibition
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8577, Japan
Interests: aerobic exercise; intracortical excitability; sensorimotor cortex; executive function; neuroimaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Motor learning and consolidation are essential to our daily lives. Performance gains represent an important element of motor learning, which are closely related to neuromuscular function and brain structure; another important element is the ability to retain and recall previously acquired motor skills, which are influenced by periods of consolidation. Motor memory consolidation is the stabilization of memory trajectories after an initial motor learning or acquisition period; it can increase resistance to interference and even continue to improve performance after an offline period.

So far, numerous studies about these topics have been reported. Of note, though these studies showed large individual variability in the motor learning rate and consolidation, the factors have been debatable. In this Special Issue, we welcome original research that examines the reasons for the individual variability of motor learning and consolidation in humans.

Dr. Daisuke Sato
Dr. Yudai Yamazaki
Guest Editors

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  • motor learning
  • consolidation
  • individual variability
  • the balance between excitation and inhibition

Published Papers

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