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1

Long term potentiation (depression)

Prolonged increase in synaptic efficacy (decrease)

2

How do long term potentiations or depressions change nerve terminals?

LTPs increase the amount of AMPA receptors that can be activated
LTDs decrease it

3

Different kinds of memory

Working and Long Term
Long term can be split into implicit (priming and procedural) and explicit (episodic and semantic)

4

Medial temporal lobe in memory

Important for consolidating memories, but is not the site of memory storage

5

Why is infantile amnesia a thing?

The rate of neurogenesis may be so high that the new neurons disrupt existing connections, making it more difficult to recall childhood memories