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.
- ↑ 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