The making of a memory mechanism.

  title={The making of a memory mechanism.},
  author={Carl F. Craver},
  journal={Journal of the history of biology},
  volume={36 1},
Long-Term Publication (LTP) is a kind of synaptic plasticity that many contemporary neuroscientists believe is a component in mechanisms of memory. This essay describes the discovery of LTP and the development of the LTP research program. The story begins in the 1950's with the discovery of synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus (a medial temporal lobe structure now associated with memory), and it ends in 1973 with the publication of three papers sketching the future course of the LTP research… CONTINUE READING


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