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Long term memory

Overexpression of PKMzeta in the insular cortex. A merged picture of a neuron stained with GFP (green), PKMzeta (blue), and NeuN (red)
Memories can be either enhanced or erased through the manipulation of a certain protein.
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Much of memory research involves repetitive, rote learning. So why do the things we learn through sudden insight tend to...
Memory Machine

The process of storing long-term memories might involve a miniature molecular machine that must run constantly...