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Science 313 (5790): 1058-1059

Copyright © 2006 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

NEUROSCIENCE:
Enhanced: ZAP and ZIP, a Story to Forget

Tim V. P. Bliss,1 Graham L. Collingridge,2 Serge Laroche3

How are memories stored and retrieved? Long-awaited evidence shows directly that the strength of synaptic connections in hippocampal neurons underlies both processes.


1T. V. P. Bliss is in the Division of Neurophysiology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA, UK. E-mail: tbliss{at}nimr.mrc.ac.uk

2G. L. Collingridge is at the MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK. E-mail: g.l.collingridge{at}bristol.ac.uk

3S. Laroche is at Neurobiologie de l'Apprentissage, de la Mémoire et de la Communication (NAMC), CNRS UMR 8620, Universite Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay, France. E-mail: serge.laroche{at}ibaic.u-psud.fr

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