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Memory: Long Term Potentiation


Long-term potentiation is thought to be the molecular event that contributes to learning. Through synaptic plasticity LTP is established between various neurons, allowing for the learning process to occur. This video explains the molecular underpinnings leading up to LTP including both early and late phase changes. The video begins with the action potential and outlines the various stages required to establish synaptic changes. These synaptic changes lead to the formation of a stronger synapse and ultimately a stored memory within the brain.

 [Source: Carleton University YouTube link]