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4.16 - Long-Term Potentiation: A Candidate Cellular Mechanism for Information Storage in the CNS

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Elsevier Ltd
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DOI: 10.1016/b978-012370509-9.00016-4

Abstract

This chapter reviews long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic transmission, currently one of the most widely studied and popular candidate mechanisms for a cellular phenomenon underlying long-term storage of information in the nervous system. This chapter will briefly describe the overall phenomenon and basic attributes of LTP. This background is important to obtain because a basic understanding of LTP is prerequisite to understanding most of the rest of this volume.

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