Upregulation of cortico-cerebellar functional connectivity after motor learning
Saeid Mehrkanoon, Tjeerd W Boonstra, Michael Breakspear, Mark Hinder, Jeffery J Summers
NEUROIMAGE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2016
Interactions between the cerebellum and primary motor cortex are crucial for the acquisition of new motor skills. Recent neuroimaging studies indicate that learning motor skills is associated with subsequent modulation of resting-state functional connectivity in the cerebellar and cerebral cortices. The neuronal processes underlying the motor-learning-induced plasticity are not well understood. Here, we investigate changes in functional connectivity in source-reconstructed electroencephalography (EEG) following the performance of a single session of a dynamic force task in twenty young adults. Source activity was reconstructed in 112 regions of interest (ROIs) and the functional connectivity..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (grant no. DP130104317) awarded to JJS and MRH.