Cortical rewiring and information storage

  title={Cortical rewiring and information storage},
  author={D. Chklovskii and Bartlett W. Mel and K. Svoboda},
  • D. Chklovskii, Bartlett W. Mel, K. Svoboda
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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