The long and the short of long-term memory - A molecular framework

Philip Goelet, Vincent F. Castellucci, Samuel Schacher, Eric R. Kandel

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A single learning event initiates several memory processes with different time courses of retention. While short term memory involves covalent modification of pre-existing proteins, the finding that long-term memory requires the expression, during learing, of additional genes, makes it possible to analyse in molecular terms the induction and retention of long-term memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
Issue number6078
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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