Learning Enhances Synapses Between "Memory Cells" in Mice

4/26/2018 - Associate Professor of Psychology Brian Wiltgen in the Scientist.

When making memories, certain neurons form larger, denser connections, according to a study published today (April 26) in Science.

“I was really impressed with the . . . tool that the authors used to identify synapses between distinct groups of neurons,” Brian Wiltgen, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Davis, who wasn’t involved in the work, writes in an email to The Scientist. “Very cool!”

Read the full story in the Scientist.