[Media Release] Practice makes perfect: a theoretical model of memory consolidation in the cerebellum
March 03, 2015
- Elucidated the consolidation process of motor memory in the cerebellum theoretically.
- Provides a better understanding of the “Practice makes perfect” phenomenon in motor learning.
- This work may be used to inform new learning methods and for building intelligent robots.
An international team led by Tadashi Yamazaki (assistant professor, department of communication engineering and informatics) proposes a theory of cerebellar motor learning that elucidates how motor memory may be consolidated after training. This new theoretical framework can accommodate seemingly contradictory experimental results reported to date. This work may inform the development of efficient learning methods and intelligent robots that acquire new movements through experience.
This study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Early Edition (online version as of March 3: March 4 in JST).
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