Latest News

Practice makes the brain's motor cortex more efficient

Not only does practice make perfect, it also makes for more efficient generation of neuronal activity in the brain's primary motor cortex, say researchers. New findings have shown that practice leads to decreased metabolic activity for internally generated movements, but not for visually guided motor tasks, and suggest the motor cortex is "plastic" and a potential site for the storage of motor skills.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • New therapeutic target may improve treatment for brain cancer

  • New compounds could offer therapy for multitude of diseases

  • Stem cells make similar decisions to humans

  • Why good solutions make us oblivious to better ones

  • When attention is a deficit: Sometimes a new strategy makes sense

  • Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognized

  • For drivers with telescopic lenses, driving experience and training affect road test results

  • Will you ever pay off your student loan?

  • Public Health Responsibility Deal in UK unlikely to be an effective response to alcohol harms

  • Immunotherapy used to reduce memory problems with Alzheimer's disease

  •