How a memory is made

Janet Stephens [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Scientists claim to have visualized for the first time the cellular process of memory formation in rats. Gary Lynch and colleagues at the University of California (Irvine) and Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) used microscopic technology and a special marker to observe memory-related changes in the synapses of rat brains.

Lab Anim. (NY) 36, 8 (2007).
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