Transfer of learning after updating training mediated by the striatum
2008 (English)In: Science, ISSN 0036-8075, Vol. 320, no 5882, 1510-1512 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Process-specific training can improve performance on untrained tasks, but the magnitude of gain is variable and often there is no transfer at all. We demonstrate transfer to a 3-back test of working memory after 5 weeks of training in updating. The transfer effect was based on a joint training-related activity increase for the criterion (letter memory) and transfer tasks in a striatal region that also was recruited pretraining. No transfer was observed to a task that did not engage updating and striatal regions, and age-related striatal changes imposed constraints on transfer. These findings indicate that transfer can occur if the criterion and transfer tasks engage specific overlapping processing components and brain regions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 320, no 5882, 1510-1512 p.
Medical and Health Sciences Psychology
Research subject Medicine; Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10392DOI: 10.1126/science.1155466OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-10392DiVA: diva2:150063