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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1995 Apr;5(2):184-90.

Neurobiology of skill and habit learning.

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Department of Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla 92093-0948, USA.


Recent evidence indicates that the basal ganglia are critical brain structures for motor-skill and habit learning, and may be important for the acquisition of some perceptual and cognitive skills. The cerebellum appears to contribute importantly only to motor-skill learning. Transitory cortical changes occur during motor-skill learning, but perceptual-skill learning may involve a semi-permanent change in neuronal sensitivity in the primary sensory cortex.

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