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Brief periods of NREM sleep do not promote early offline gains but subsequent on-task performance in motor skill learning

Maier, Jonathan G., Piosczyk, Hannah, Holz, Johannes, Landmann, Nina, Deschler, Christoph, Frase, Lukas, Kuhn, Marion, Klöppel, Stefan, Spiegelhalder, Kai, Sterr, Annette , Riemann, Dieter, Feige, Bernd, Voderholzer, Ulrich and Nissen, Christoph (2017) Brief periods of NREM sleep do not promote early offline gains but subsequent on-task performance in motor skill learning Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 145. pp. 18-27.

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Abstract

Sleep modulates motor learning, but its detailed impact on performance curves remains to be fully characterized. This study aimed to further determine the impact of brief daytime periods of NREM sleep on ‘offline’ (task discontinuation after initial training) and ‘on-task’ (performance within the test session) changes in motor skill performance (finger tapping task). In a mixed design (combined parallel group and repeated measures) sleep laboratory study (n = 17 ‘active’ wake vs. sleep, n = 19 ‘passive’ wake vs. sleep), performance curves were assessed prior to and after a 90 min period containing either sleep, active or passive wakefulness. We observed a highly significant, but state- (that is, sleep/wake)-independent early offline gain and improved on-task performance after sleep in comparison to wakefulness. Exploratory curve fitting suggested that the observed sleep effect most likely emerged from an interaction of training-induced improvement and detrimental ‘time-on-task’ processes, such as fatigue. Our results indicate that brief periods of NREM sleep do not promote early offline gains but subsequent on-task performance in motor skill learning.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Maier, Jonathan G.
Piosczyk, Hannah
Holz, Johannes
Landmann, Nina
Deschler, Christoph
Frase, Lukas
Kuhn, Marion
Klöppel, Stefan
Spiegelhalder, Kai
Sterr, AnnetteA.Sterr@surrey.ac.uk
Riemann, Dieter
Feige, Bernd
Voderholzer, Ulrich
Nissen, Christoph
Date : 2017
DOI : 10.1016/j.nlm.2017.08.006
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Memory consolidation; Offline; Time-on-task; Human; Finger tapping
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 05 Dec 2018 08:37
Last Modified : 05 Dec 2018 08:37
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849981

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