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How does long term memory work?

New key player in long-term memory
Long-term memory controlled by protein synthesis in inhibitory cells
Date:
October 7, 2020
Source:
McGill University
Summary:
A research team has discovered that during memory consolidation, there are at least two distinct processes taking place in two different brain networks -- the excitatory and inhibitory networks. The excitatory neurons are involved in creating a memory trace, and the inhibitory neurons block out background noise and allow long-term learning to take place.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201007123121.htm

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Kravenhead
That was interesting.
I didn't know there were neurons that cut background noise.
In other words, they promote focus which facilitates memory retention.
That's all good but, I hope we don't see future students routinely taking drug cocktails to enhance memory.
I think there's a bit of that going on already.
I always worry about toxicity and negative side effects.

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