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Long term potentiation (depression)

Prolonged increase in synaptic efficacy (decrease)


How do long term potentiations or depressions change nerve terminals?

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


Different kinds of memory

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


Medial temporal lobe in memory

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


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