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Research Article

Social Rewards Enhance Offline Improvements in Motor Skill

  • Sho K. Sugawara,

    Affiliations: Division of Cerebral Integration, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan, School of Life Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Satoshi Tanaka,

    Affiliations: Division of Cerebral Integration, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan, Center for Fostering Young and Innovative Researchers, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Shuntaro Okazaki,

    Affiliation: Division of Cerebral Integration, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan

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  • Katsumi Watanabe,

    Affiliations: Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Japan Science and Technology Agency, CREST, Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan

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  • Norihiro Sadato mail

    sadato@nips.ac.jp

    Affiliations: Division of Cerebral Integration, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan, School of Life Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Published: November 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048174

About the Authors

Sho K. Sugawara, Satoshi Tanaka, Shuntaro Okazaki, Norihiro Sadato
Division of Cerebral Integration, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
Sho K. Sugawara, Norihiro Sadato
School of Life Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan
Satoshi Tanaka
Center for Fostering Young and Innovative Researchers, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan
Katsumi Watanabe
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Katsumi Watanabe
Japan Science and Technology Agency, CREST, Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: sadato@nips.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SKS ST. Performed the experiments: SKS. Analyzed the data: SKS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SKS SO. Wrote the paper: SKS ST NS. Helped with the experimental design and data analysis: SO KW. Supervised the project: ST NS.