Offline consolidation in implicit sequence learning

Meier, Beat; Cock, Josephine (2014). Offline consolidation in implicit sequence learning. Cortex, 57, pp. 156-166. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.03.009

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The goal of this study was to investigate offline memory consolidation with regard to general motor skill learning and implicit sequence-specific learning. We trained young adults on a serial reaction time task with a retention interval of either 24 hours (Experiment 1) or 1 week (Experiment 2) between two sessions. We manipulated sequence complexity (deterministic vs. probabilistic) and motor responses (unimanual or vs. bimanual). We found no evidence of offline memory consolidation for sequencespecific learning with either interval (in the sense of no deterioration over the interval but no further improvement either). However, we did find evidence of offline enhancement of general motor skill learning with both intervals, independent of kind of sequence or kind of response. These results suggest that general motor skill learning, but not sequence-specific learning, appears to be enhanced during offline intervals in implicit sequence learning.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory (CCLM)
UniBE Contributor: Meier, Beat
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
ISSN: 0010-9452
Publisher: Elsevier
Language: English
Submitter: Anna Maria Ruprecht
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 18:36
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2016 01:51
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.03.009
Uncontrolled Keywords: implicit learning, motor skill learning, retention interval
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.49567
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/49567

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