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building new synapses through learning

kenneth Collins kpaulc at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 1 04:36:09 EST 1999


all microscopic trophic modifications occur in an activation-dependent
fashion, and there are mechanisms that 'whittle' activation owen to it's
minimal 'state', so the micromods develop with respect to these minimal
activation 'states'.

that's all that's necessary.

ken collins

TOM BAUSLAUGH wrote:

> Does anyone have a link, reference or more information on the recent
> experiment by Dr. Dominique Muller out of the University of Geneva? It
> showed development of new synapses on a target neuron from electrical
> stiumulation of a neuron connected to it.  I have only newspaper type
> information on this and would like to see the original. It seems to me
> there must be more information than given in the newspaper, as there
> seems to be no discriminative mechanism whereby associations between
> some neurons will be strengthened and not others. That is, if every
> neuron connected to the first one developed new connections to that
> neuron, then you would quickly have a big mess, I would think.
>
> Tom Bauslaugh
> tbauslau at home.com







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