Human memory strength is predicted by theta-frequency phase-locking of single neurons

  title={Human memory strength is predicted by theta-frequency phase-locking of single neurons},
  author={U. Rutishauser and I. Ross and A. Mamelak and E. Schuman},
  • U. Rutishauser, I. Ross, +1 author E. Schuman
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Learning from novel experiences is a major task of the central nervous system. In mammals, the medial temporal lobe is crucial for this rapid form of learning. The modification of synapses and neuronal circuits through plasticity is thought to underlie memory formation. The induction of synaptic plasticity is favoured by coordinated action-potential timing across populations of neurons. Such coordinated activity of neural populations can give rise to oscillations of different frequencies… CONTINUE READING
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