Synaptic plasticity

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Synaptic plasticity is the ability of a synapse to change it's activity. This can last a few seconds or a life time. It is therefore thought that synaptic plasticity is associated with learning and memory.

Long-term potentiation alters a synapses quality and quantity of transmission and is therefore a type of synpatic plasticity.[1]


References

  1. Silverthorn, Dee Unglaub., Johnson, Bruce R., Ober, William C., Garrison, Claire W., Silverthorn, Andrew C.(2009)Human Physiology: An integrated approach, 5th edition, New York: Pearson International. p286
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