Research report 2013 - Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Neuronal signal transduction

Yasuda, Ryohei
Neuronal Signal Transduction
Synaptic plasticity, the ability for synapses to change their connection strength, is thought to underlie learning and memory. Many forms of synaptic plasticity are occurring in small postsynaptic compartments called dendritic spines. Dendritic spines – tiny protrusions emanating from the surface of neurons – are the devices used to store memory in the brain. New technologies now allow to directly monitor the biochemical reactions in individual dendritic spines.

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