Long-term potentiation of hippocampal synaptic transmission affects rate of behavioral learning.

@article{Berger1984LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term potentiation of hippocampal synaptic transmission affects rate of behavioral learning.},
  author={Theodore W Berger},
  journal={Science},
  year={1984},
  volume={224 4649},
  pages={627-30}
}
Electrical stimulation techniques were used to produce a long-lasting potentiation of synaptic transmission in the hippocampus of naïve rabbits. Animals were then classically conditioned. Long-term potentiation of the hippocampus before training increased the rate at which animals subsequently learned the conditioning task. This result has significance for potential cellular mechanisms of associative learning.