Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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