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Neural and Behavioural PlasticityThe Use of the Domestic Chick as a Model$
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R. J. Andrew

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198521846

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521846.001.0001

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Biochemical mechanisms involved in memory formation in the chick

Biochemical mechanisms involved in memory formation in the chick

(p.277) 10 Biochemical mechanisms involved in memory formation in the chick
Neural and Behavioural Plasticity

S. P. R. Rose

Oxford University Press

If memory formation requires some lasting modification of cellular connectivity within the brain, a construction of new circuits or remodelling of old ones, then remodelling must occur. Neuromodulation may be a necessary part of the cellular processes subserving memory formation, in the sense that whenever something is required to be learned, or fixed in long-term memory, then some type of burst of secretory activity is required. Because of the act of faith that memory involves an altered pattern of synaptic connectivity, studies of long-term memory formation in vertebrates have placed much emphasis on altered synthesis of macromolecules. The transition to long-term memory is a behaviourally important event, and not one that is automatic. Increased RNA synthesis is best regarded as an enabling process for increased synthesis of protein, and there is increased incorporation of radioactive lysine into protein in the anterior forebrain roof after imprinting.

Keywords:   memory formation, remodelling, neuromodulation, synaptic connectivity, radioactive lysine, imprinting

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