Cortical plasticity: It's all the range!

Stephen J. Martin, Richard G. M. Morris

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When rats learn a motor skill, synaptic potentials in the motor cortex are enhanced. A new study has revealed that this learning-induced enhancement limits further synaptic potentiation, but not synaptic depression. These findings support the view that activity-dependent synaptic plasticity is the brain's memory mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R57-9
JournalCurrent biology : CB
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2001


  • Brain/physiology
  • Neuronal Plasticity


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