Electrical and chemical signals are used by neurons to communicate with one another at contact points called synapses.
Long-term memory requires the activation of CREB, turning on specific genes that support new synaptic growth.
Short-term memory relies on serotonin activating a protein kinase to modify existing synaptic strength.
Early LTP (short-term memory) depends on a calcium-dependent protein kinase to strengthen an existing synapse.
Late LTP (long-term memory) involves dopamine activation of CREB to support new synaptic growth.
How a nerve cell gets its identity, sends axons, and makes connections with other cells.
The cellular and molecular nature of learning and memory, investigated in simpler sea slugs and more-complex mice.
Genes associated with autism affect the structure and function of neuronal synapses.