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Long-term Potentiation

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Professor Eric Kandel introduces the concept of long-term potentiation, which refers to change in the strength of synaptic connections.
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Long-term potentiation is a form of synaptic plasticity. Plasticity refers to change in the strength of synaptic connections. Long-term potentiation is a form of synaptic plasticity whereby activity in neurons gives rise to a change in synaptic strength. It can persist for many minutes, to hours, and even days in the mammalian brain.
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mammalian brain, synaptic connections, plasticity, long term potentiation
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