Plasticity and Learning 8.1 Introduction

  title={Plasticity and Learning 8.1 Introduction},
    Activity-dependent synaptic plasticity is widely believed to be the basic phenomenon underlying learning and memory, and it is also thought to play a crucial role in the development of neural circuits. To understand the functional and behavioral significance of synaptic plasticity, we must study how experience and training modify synapses, and how these modifications change patterns of neuronal firing to affect behavior. Experimental work has revealed ways in which neuronal activity can affect… CONTINUE READING