Cortical plasticity

It's all the range!

Stephen J. Martin, Richard G. M. Morris

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Abstract

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
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2001

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Keywords

  • Brain/physiology
  • Neuronal Plasticity

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Martin, Stephen J. ; Morris, Richard G. M. . / Cortical plasticity : It's all the range!. In: Current biology : CB. 2001 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. R57-9.
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