Neural and Molecular Mechanisms of Short — and Long—Term Sensitization in Aplysia

  • John H. Byrne
  • Arnold Eskin
  • Kenneth P. Scholz
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 19)

Abstract

A fundamental problem in neurobiology is to understand the basic processes that endow the nervous system with the ability to store and retrieve long-term memory. A related problem is to understand the relationship between the mechanisms for the induction, storage and retrieval of short-term memory and those for long-term memory. While behavioral studies of vertebrates indicate that short-term memory and long-term memory are distinct entities (Davis and Squire, 1984), there must be some mechanistic link between the two types, since short-term memories can be consolidated into long-term ones.

Keywords

Propylene Glycol Adenosine Electrophoresis Serotonin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Byrne
    • 1
  • Arnold Eskin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kenneth P. Scholz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology and AnatomyUniversity of Texas Medical SchoolHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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