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Neural Correlates of Motor Learning, Transfer of Learning, and Learning to Learn

Seidler, Rachael D.

Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews: January 2010 - Volume 38 - Issue 1 - pp 3-9
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3181c5cce7
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Recent studies on the neural bases of sensorimotor adaptation demonstrate that the cerebellar and striatal thalamocortical pathways contribute to early learning. Transfer of learning involves a reduction in the contribution of early learning networks and increased reliance on the cerebellum. The neural correlates of learning to learn remain to be determined but likely involve enhanced functioning of the general aspects of early learning.

University of Michigan, Department of Psychology and School of Kinesiology, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Address for correspondence: Rachael D. Seidler, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Department of Psychology and School of Kinesiology, 401 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214 (E-mail: rseidler@umich.edu).

Accepted for publication: June 15, 2009.

Associate Editor: E. Paul Zehr, Ph.D.

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