A change of mind: One protein appears to control neurons' ability to react to new experiences

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 15:28 in Psychology & Sociology

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plasticity -- the brain's ability to change in response to external input -- is critical for most cognitive functions, including learning and memory. Those changes usually involve a strengthening or weakening of synapses, the connections between brain cells (neurons).

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