Edwin Robertson

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Current concepts in procedural consolidation
    Edwin M Robertson
    Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Behavioral Neurology Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Kirstein Building KS 454, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 5:576-82. 2004
  2. pmc Inducing motor skill improvements with a declarative task
    Rachel M Brown
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Kirstein Building KS 446, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nat Neurosci 10:148-9. 2007
  3. pmc Preventing interference between different memory tasks
    Daniel A Cohen
    Berenson Allen Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Nat Neurosci 14:953-5. 2011
  4. pmc New insights in human memory interference and consolidation
    Edwin M Robertson
    Berenson Allen Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Kirstein Building KS 158, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 22:R66-71. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The serial reaction time task: implicit motor skill learning?
    Edwin M Robertson
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Neurosci 27:10073-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Awareness modifies the skill-learning benefits of sleep
    Edwin M Robertson
    Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Behavioral Neurology Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 14:208-12. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Understanding consolidation through the architecture of memories
    Edwin M Robertson
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neuroscientist 12:261-71. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Skill learning: putting procedural consolidation in context
    Edwin M Robertson
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 14:R1061-3. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Off-line learning and the primary motor cortex
    Edwin M Robertson
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Neurosci 25:6372-8. 2005
  10. pmc Motor sequence consolidation: constrained by critical time windows or competing components
    Daniel A Cohen
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Exp Brain Res 177:440-6. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Using TMS to enhance off-line learning.
    Edwin Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Using TMS to enhance off-line learning.
    Edwin Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Using TMS to enhance off-line learning
    Edwin Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2006

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Current concepts in procedural consolidation
    Edwin M Robertson
    Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Behavioral Neurology Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Kirstein Building KS 454, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 5:576-82. 2004
  2. pmc Inducing motor skill improvements with a declarative task
    Rachel M Brown
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Kirstein Building KS 446, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nat Neurosci 10:148-9. 2007
    ..We conclude that off-line memory processing relies not only on the engagement of neuroplastic mechanisms but also on the disengagement of an interaction between declarative and procedural memory systems...
  3. pmc Preventing interference between different memory tasks
    Daniel A Cohen
    Berenson Allen Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Nat Neurosci 14:953-5. 2011
    ..Our observations suggest that distinct mechanisms support the communication between different types of memory processing...
  4. pmc New insights in human memory interference and consolidation
    Edwin M Robertson
    Berenson Allen Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Kirstein Building KS 158, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 22:R66-71. 2012
    ..Studies are beginning to reveal the function of reconsolidation, its mechanistic relationship to consolidation and its potential as a therapeutic target for the modification of memories...
  5. ncbi request reprint The serial reaction time task: implicit motor skill learning?
    Edwin M Robertson
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Neurosci 27:10073-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Awareness modifies the skill-learning benefits of sleep
    Edwin M Robertson
    Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Behavioral Neurology Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 14:208-12. 2004
    ..These results show a behavioral dissociation, based upon an individual's awareness for having learned a sequence of finger movements. Offline learning is sleep dependent for explicit skills but time dependent for implicit skills...
  7. ncbi request reprint Understanding consolidation through the architecture of memories
    Edwin M Robertson
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neuroscientist 12:261-71. 2006
    ..With an increased understanding of consolidation, it may become possible to modulate these off-line processes to improve psychiatric and neurological rehabilitation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Skill learning: putting procedural consolidation in context
    Edwin M Robertson
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 14:R1061-3. 2004
    ..An important aspect of this processing is thought to be the transformation of a memory from a fragile to a stable state: a concept challenged by a recent study...
  9. ncbi request reprint Off-line learning and the primary motor cortex
    Edwin M Robertson
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Neurosci 25:6372-8. 2005
    ..Off-line improvements of similar magnitude are not supported by similar mechanisms; instead, the mechanisms engaged may depend on brain state...
  10. pmc Motor sequence consolidation: constrained by critical time windows or competing components
    Daniel A Cohen
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Exp Brain Res 177:440-6. 2007
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  11. pmc Off-line learning of motor skill memory: a double dissociation of goal and movement
    Daniel A Cohen
    Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:18237-41. 2005
    ..Consolidation is not a single process; instead, there are multiple routes to off-line learning, and the engagement of these distinct mechanisms is determined by when consolidation takes place...
  12. ncbi request reprint Off-line processing: reciprocal interactions between declarative and procedural memories
    Rachel M Brown
    Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Neurosci 27:10468-75. 2007
    ..These results challenge the concept of fixed independent memory systems; instead, they suggest a dynamic relationship, modulated by when consolidation takes place, allowing at times for a reciprocal interaction between memory systems...
  13. ncbi request reprint The time course of off-line motor sequence learning
    Daniel Z Press
    Behavioral Neurology Unit and Center for Non Invasive Brain Stimulation, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:375-8. 2005
    ..Only those re-tested 4 h or 12 h after initial testing showed off-line improvements. This demonstrates that implicitly acquired skills can increase between sessions and the process occurs over hours...
  14. pmc A distraction can impair or enhance motor performance
    Christopher Hemond
    Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Neurosci 30:650-4. 2010
    ..Thus, these observations deepen our understanding of how a distraction, depending on its characteristics, can either impair or enhance performance and may offer novel approaches to optimizing human cognition...
  15. ncbi request reprint The effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on procedural memory and dysphoric mood in patients with major depressive disorder
    Margaret G O'Connor
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 18:223-7. 2005
    ..To study the effects of depression and treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on sequence learning...
  16. pmc Sequence skill acquisition and off-line learning in normal aging
    Rachel M Brown
    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e6683. 2009
    ..Although the effect of normal aging on procedural consolidation remains unclear, aging may actually enhance skill acquisition on some procedural tasks...
  17. ncbi request reprint Functional imaging: is the resting brain resting?
    R Chris Miall
    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R998-1000. 2006
    ..A new study challenges this concept by showing that multiple neural circuits are engaged even at rest. We highlight two complementary hypotheses which seek to explain the function of this resting activity...

Research Grants4

  1. Using TMS to enhance off-line learning.
    Edwin Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Answering each of these questions will give mechanistic insight into how these improvements are achieved; and will allow skill enhancements induced by TMS to be optimised. ..
  2. Using TMS to enhance off-line learning.
    Edwin Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Answering each of these questions will give mechanistic insight into how these improvements are achieved; and will allow skill enhancements induced by TMS to be optimised. ..
  3. Using TMS to enhance off-line learning
    Edwin Robertson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Answering each of these questions will give mechanistic insight into how these improvements are achieved; and will allow skill enhancements induced by TMS to be optimised. ..