Molecular Biological Approaches to the Study of Memory

  • James Bonner


We have seen accumulate in recent time an impressive and ever-increasing body of information which indicates that learning and memory are associated with increases in RNA and protein content on the part of those neurons involved. If this association is in fact real, the next question will be: “What is the nature of the association and how might we imagine this synthesis in the neurons of RNA and of protein to be associated with the process of memory?” It is with this question that the present chapter is concerned.


Synaptic Junction Electrical Input Molecular Biological Approach Permanent Memory Cortical Electrical Activity 
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  • James Bonner
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  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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