Learning and memory

Hideyuki Okano, Tomoo Hirano, Evan Balaban

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Memory is one of the most fundamental mental processes. Neuroscientists study this process by using extremely diverse strategies. Two different approaches aimed at understanding learning and memory were introduced in this symposium. The first focuses on the roles played by synaptic plasticity, especially in long-term depression in the cerebellum in motor learning, and its regulatory mechanism. The second approach uses an elegant chick-quail transplantation system on defined brain regions to study how neural populations interact in development to form behaviorally important neural circuits and to elucidate neurobiological correlates of perceptual and motor predispositions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12403-12404
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov 7
Externally publishedYes

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