Science Snapshots: Run Faster, Learn Better
While trying to figure out how connections between neurons change with experience to give rise to learning, the Neural Circuits and Behaviour Lab accidentally stumbled upon an important finding: the existence of a strong link between walking speed and learning speed in mice.
Their discovery was recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience: Albergaria C, Silva NT, Pritchett DL, Carey MR. (2018). Locomotor activity modulates associative learning in mouse cerebellum. Nat Neurosci. 21(5):725-735.
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