A learning and memory area in the octopus brain manifests a vertebrate-like long-term potentiation.

  title={A learning and memory area in the octopus brain manifests a vertebrate-like long-term potentiation.},
  author={Binyamin Hochner and Euan R. Brown and M. Langella and Tal Shomrat and Graziano Fiorito},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={90 5},
Cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory were investigated in the octopus using a brain slice preparation of the vertical lobe, an area of the octopus brain involved in learning and memory. Field potential recordings revealed long-term potentiation (LTP) of glutamatergic synaptic field potentials similar to that in vertebrates. These findings suggest that convergent evolution has led to the selection of similar activity-dependent synaptic processes that mediate complex forms of… 

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