Motor memory in childhood: Early expression of consolidation phase gains

Lilach Ashtamker, Avi Karni

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Are children faster than adults in consolidating procedural knowledge? In adults, the expression of the full benefits of motor practice requires a few hours of consolidation and sleep. Here we show that, although the processes generating the delayed gains continued beyond the first few hours post-training, children expressed significant gains as early as 1 h post-training, in the awake state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalNeurobiology of Learning and Memory
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • Children
  • Consolidation
  • Motor memory
  • Motor sequence learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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