Your brain is a constant gardener. Like the master learner it is, it picks which neural pathways to let blossom, and which to prune back, allowing more pertinent information to remain in the fore. 482 more words
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“Dr. Merzenich is the brain behind BrainHQ and the author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. For nearly five decades, he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. 1,438 more words
Synapsins are neuronal phosphoproteins showing elvolutionary conservation from invertebrates to vertebrates. They are involved in synaptic vesicle (SV) releas by through transient binding to their phospholipid membranes and tethering to cytoskeleton. 440 more words
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Memories are formed through long-term changes in synaptic efficacy, a process known as synaptic plasticity, and are stored in the brain in specific neuronal ensembles called engram cells, which are activated during corresponding events. 413 more words