Nov 6, 2022

A Novel Instructive Role for the Entorhinal Cortex

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Summary: Researchers have identified a new type of synaptic plasticity they call behavioral timescale synaptic plasticity (BTSP). The study reveals how the entorhinal cortex sends instructive signals to the hippocampus and directs it to specifically reorganize the specific location and activity of a neural subset to achieve altered behavior in response to changes in environment and spatial cues.

Source: Texas Children’s Hospital.

A longstanding question in neuroscience is how mammalian brains (including ours) adapt to external environments, information, and experiences.

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