A study reports that a metabolic measure of synaptic activity in the motor cortex becomes dissociated from neural firing rates after extensive practice in a behavioral task, suggesting an increase in efficacy of synaptic inputs.
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Miall, C. 10,000 hours to perfection. Nat Neurosci 16, 1168–1169 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3501