Involvement of hippocampal synaptic plasticity in age-related memory decline.

  • Thomas Foster
  • Published 1999 in Brain research. Brain research reviews


This article examines the functional significance of Ca(2+)-dependent synaptic plasticity in relation to compromised memory function during aging. Research characterizing an age-related decline in memory for tasks that require proper hippocampal function is summarized. It is concluded that aged animals possess the mechanisms necessary for memory formation… (More)

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