Morphological changes in dendritic spines associated with long-term synaptic plasticity.

@article{Yuste2001MorphologicalCI,
  title={Morphological changes in dendritic spines associated with long-term synaptic plasticity.},
  author={Rafael Yuste and Tobias Bonhoeffer},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={24},
  pages={1071-89}
}
Dendritic spines are morphological specializations that receive synaptic inputs and compartmentalize calcium. In spite of a long history of research, the specific function of spines is still not well understood. Here we review the current status of the relation between morphological changes in spines and synaptic plasticity. Since Cajal and Tanzi proposed that changes in the structure of the brain might occur as a consequence of experience, the search for the morphological correlates of… CONTINUE READING
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