Special Issue "Neural Mechanisms of Learning and Memory"
A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)
Our brains hold a seemingly endless amount of information, from childhood memories to our home addresses. Not only neuroscience is already attempting to answer the question how are we able to learn, store, and recall all this information with such ease?
In a special issue of Biology we are going to rely on the huge range of concepts and techniques, from molecular events in the nervous system and human system neuroscientific approaches, to computational models aiming at a holistic picture of the neural mechanisms involved.
Advances in molecular biology and genetics are offering new clues about key molecules and proteins that influence memory. Research at the cellular level has shown that brain cells undergo chemical and structural changes during learning by changing the number or strength of connections between themselves. Recent animal studies suggest that manipulating these molecules could lead to new ways of modifying memories. Other studies on human participants have attempted to identify how different areas of the brain work together to enhance memory formation and storage.
For this special issue of Biology, we invite research articles from any field of neuroscience to help expand our understanding of the neural mechanisms of learning and memory.
Prof. Dr. Bertram Opitz
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