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Latest Long-term potentiation Stories

2011-10-05 19:30:11

Zinc plays a critical role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, and could affect how memories form and how we learn.

2011-09-26 15:15:16

Viewing two-dimensional images of the environment, as they occur in computer games, leads to sustained changes in the strength of nerve cell connections in the brain.

2011-07-07 18:56:06

A person who drinks too much alcohol may be able to perform complicated tasks, such as dancing, carrying on a conversation or even driving a car, but later have no memory of those escapades.

2011-04-13 21:56:15

High levels of a protein associated with chronic, low-grade inflammation in the brain correlate with aspects of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults.

2011-03-22 08:16:03

Scientists believe that long-term potentiation (LTP) – the long-lasting increase of signals across a connection between brain cells -- underlies our ability to remember over time and to learn, but how that happens is a central question in neuroscience.

2011-03-21 13:10:52

You may remember the color of your loved one's eyes for years. But how?

2011-03-18 15:04:08

When Geoffrey Murphy, Ph.D., talks about plastic structures, he's not talking about the same thing as Mr. McGuire in The Graduate.

2011-01-26 20:38:36

A naturally occurring growth factor significantly boosted retention and prevented forgetting of a fear memory when injected into rats' memory circuitry during time-limited windows when memories become fragile and changeable.

2010-10-04 22:58:35

A researcher from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta has discovered a mechanism underlying some forms of obesity and addictions which could lead to a treatment for both diseases.


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