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<i>Cellular Mechanisms of Memory: Complex Circuits</i>

Howard Eichenbaum

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780195141740
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865741 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141740.003.0003
 Cellular Mechanisms of Memory: Complex Circuits

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This chapter reviews recent progress toward a full characterization of one particular form of synaptic plasticity observed in the mammalian brain called long-term potentiation (LTP). LTP can be induced in many brain structures that are involved in memory, and there is substantial evidence that the same cellular mechanisms that mediate LTP are required for lasting memory.

Keywords: long-term potentiation; memory; mammalian brain; LTP; lasting memory

Chapter.  8861 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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