“Memory Work” Visualization: Signals Fire, Memories Hold Still in Brain

November 23, 2006

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“A high number of scaffolding proteins at the interface of the downstream end of a neuron’s dendritic spine (shown in yellow) and an excitatory synapse (shown in red) appears to indicate high synaptic strength and memory stability (Swaminathan 2006).”

Swaminathan, Nikhil, (2006),“While Signals Keep Firing, Memories Hold Still in the Brain,” Scientific American, November 21, 2006. Accessed November 22, 2006

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