Somatosensory cortex participates in the consolidation of human motor memory

Here, by using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to block consolidation, we report the first direct evidence that plasticity in somatosensory cortex participates in the consolidation of motor memory…

In conclusion, the findings are consistent with the hypothesis that in adaptation learning, somatosensory cortex rather than motor cortex is involved in the consolidation of motor memory.

Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce

The first figures have emerged demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.


They show Britain’s annual share of EU research funding has fallen by nearly a third since 2015.


The analysis by the Royal Society suggests scientists are choosing not to work in Britain, with a 35% drop in those coming to the UK via EU schemes.