If the average life-span of brain protein is only 14 days, how is memory stored within the brain so it is not erased?
#88578. Asked by tragic_flawed. (Nov 15 07 8:55 PM)
"Our synapses are in a constant state of flux," Bressloff says. "They are exchanging molecules all the time. Yet we have stable memories and things we learn. So what is it that encodes a memory to the synapse if proteins are being changed all the time? Certain proteins act as anchors that keep other proteins in place."
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