Cortical rewiring and information storage

@article{Chklovskii2004CorticalRA,
  title={Cortical rewiring and information storage},
  author={Dmitri B. Chklovskii and Bartlett W. Mel and Karel Svoboda},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={431},
  pages={782-788}
}
Current thinking about long-term memory in the cortex is focused on changes in the strengths of connections between neurons. But ongoing structural plasticity in the adult brain, including synapse formation/elimination and remodelling of axons and dendrites, suggests that memory could also depend on learning-induced changes in the cortical ‘wiring diagram’. Given that the cortex is sparsely connected, wiring plasticity could provide a substantial boost in storage capacity, although at a cost of… Expand

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