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Science 319 (5859): 39-40

Copyright © 2008 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rules of Plasticity

Michael Brecht and Dietmar Schmitz

Ongoing sensory experience may improve performance through a signaling mechanism that strengthens synapses beyond their initial potential.

The authors are at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt-University Berlin, 10115 Berlin, Germany. D. Schmitz is also at Neuroscience Research Center of the Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany. E-mail: michael.brecht{at}

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