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 Major Step Forward In Understanding How Memory Works

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Date posted: 28/04/2008

Bristol University neuroscientists have been able to identify a key molecular mechanism that controls synaptic plasticity in the perirhinal cortex.

They have gone on to demonstrate that blocking the same molecular mechanism that controls synaptic plasticity also prevents visual recognition memory in rats. This shows that such memory relies on specific molecular processes in the brain.

Zafar Bashir, Professor of Cellular Neuroscience, who led the team at Bristol University said: "This is a major step forward in our understanding of recognition memory. We have been able to show that key processes controlling synaptic communication are also vital in learning and memory."

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