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Sci. Signal., 6 January 2009
Vol. 2, Issue 52, p. pe2
[DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.151pe55]

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Computational Implications of Cooperative Plasticity Induction at Nearby Dendritic Sites

Kenji Morita*

RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Wako, Japan).

Abstract: Recent studies have revealed that plasticity is not regulated independently at individual synapses but rather that there is cooperativity or associativity between nearby synapses in the dendritic tree of individual cortical pyramidal cells. Here, I summarize experimental results regarding such cooperative plasticity and its underlying mechanisms and consider their computational implications.

* Corresponding author. E-mail, morita{at}brain.riken.jp

Citation: K. Morita, Computational Implications of Cooperative Plasticity Induction at Nearby Dendritic Sites. Sci. Signal. 2, pe2 (2009).

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