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People that engaged in 15 minutes of aerobic exercise immediately after learning a new motor skill improved consolidation of motor memory and performed better than those that did not exercise. (But only after sleeping first.)

There may be a complex interaction between exercise and sleep with respect to motor memory consolidation. Both groups (non-exercise and exercise group) had a full night of sleep. But the exercise group did not perform better at the 8-hour mark…only at the 24-hour mark.

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