Professor Graham Collingridge describes the process of long-term potentiation (LTP) - the process by which synapses increase their efficiency.
LTP is the process by which synapses increase their efficiency. The idea is that if something is important the synapses are used a lot, and they remember that by changing their properties. That is the way information that is important is stored in the brain.
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Professor Graham Collingridge describes the roles played by NMDA and AMPA receptors in long-term potentiation (LTP).
Professor Graham Collingridge describes the process of long-term depression (LTD), a way of decreasing the efficiency of synaptic transmission.
Professor Graham Collingridge describes the glutamate receptor, AMPA, the workhorse receptor for communicating information.
Professor Tom O'Dell defines depotentiation - the erasure of long-term potentiation (LTP) at the synapse.
Long-term Potentiation of synaptic transmission is commonly referred to as LTP. It can be recorded in many parts of the nervous system, but is very widely studied in the hippocampus.
Professor Kenneth Kosik discusses changes in synapses that accompany long-term potentiation, which include enlarged dendritic spines.
Professor Graham Collingridge briefly describes how the NMDA receptor facilitates Hebbian learning (a mechanism of synaptic plasticity).
Professor Graham Collingridge explains that synaptic plasticity is the way most information is stored in the central nervous system.
Professor Tom O'Dell discusses synaptic plasticity - the strengthening and weakening of synaptic connections between neurons.
Professor Seth Grant discusses the complicated relationship between long-term potentiation and learning/memory.