Cellular principles of learning and memory

Research report (imported) 2003 - Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology

Authors
Korte, Martin
Departments
Zelluläre und Systemneurobiologie (Bonhoeffer) (Prof. Dr. Tobias Bonhoeffer)
MPI für Neurobiologie, Martinsried
Summary
The tasks of the human brain, as well as the animal brain, are fairly complex: On the one hand an uninterrupted stream of sensory input has to be processed, on the other hand at the same time memories have to be stored, sometimes for a lifetime, and retrieved. The generation and storage of new information-codes, as well as the transmission of chemical messengers between neurons occurs at the synapses. But what are the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of learning and memory?

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