Professor Karim Nader explains that consolidation is a theory of memory that attributes memory formation to changes in synaptic strength and efficiency.
Cellular consolidation is a theory that says that the way neurons change and represent new information is by changes in strengths of the connections between different neurons. And, over time, the change in what we call synaptic strength or synaptic efficacy, is stabilized by the production of new proteins. So neurons have to produce new RNA and new proteins and these are thought to be building blocks by which neurons will stabilize the change in synaptic strength between two neurons.
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1235. Memory Re-consolidation
Professor Karim Nader discusses a theory known as reconsolidation, which posits that when a memory is re-activated, it is subsequently re-stored.
1233. Hard-wired Memories
Professor Karim Nader explains that long-term memories are traditionally thought of as being fixed in the brain.
1236. Memory Disruption
Professor Karim Nader explains that short-term memories are more sensitive to disruption than long-term memories.
1239. Hippocampus and Conscious Memory
Professor Karim Nader explains that different brain regions are responsible for different types of memory. The hippocampus mediates conscious memory.
850. Beating Stressful Memories
New research showing how memories take shape may lead to better treatments for unwanted memories as well.
1279. Long- and Short-term Memory Differences (1)
Professor Eric Kandel compares short-term memory, which involves the alteration of pre-existing proteins, and long-term memory, which involves new protein synthesis.
1106. Phosphorylation and Synaptic Plasticity
Professor Tom O'Dell comments that phosphorylation plays a crucial role in synaptic plasticity.
1997. Learning and memory
Learning and memory are two intimately linked cognitive processes that stem from interactions with the environment (experience).
1284. Local Synaptic Changes During LTM
Professor Eric Kandel discusses changes in synapse structure during long-term memory. Research indicates these changes are synapse-specific and not neuron-wide.
550. The Neural Code
Cognitive information is encoded in patterns of nervous activity and decoded by molecular listening devices at the synapse. Professor Seth Grant explains how different patterns of neural firing are critical to cognition.