"r norman" <r_s_norman from _comcast.net> wrote in message
news:9hk3541so7j4teh5f252hmo27colba36gt from 4ax.com...
> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:24:40 +1000, "Entertained by my own EIMC"
> <decoy from mindyaown.biz> wrote:
>>>"Christian Wilms" <usenet02 from out-of-phase.de> wrote in message
>>news:1iifgvx.1y7rwd71anserqN%usenet02 from out-of-phase.de...>>>>> I think in general short-term plasticity refers to changes lasting
>>> seconds and minutes, while long-term refers to changes lasting hours
>>> (though 30 minutes is commonly considered to be long-enough-term for
>>> experimental purposes ;)
>>>>That a brainscientist (presumably) can be so narrow-minded as to limit his
>>definition of LTP to "hours" is *almost* unbelievable, to me.
>>>> What is unbelievable? I understood "hours" to mean "hours or more".
I think hours - e.g. from 2 - 24 for all I care - of LTP might be enough to
cause life-long changes of some excitatory and inhibitory interneurons.
I understand how - but I still find it hard to take *that* - so many people
(especially people who purport, or whose job it is to try, to understand
'how we tick') don't see much beyond a narrow (too narrow) field of