MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Re: In what way STM is converted into LTM in the brain?

Date: Mon Jul 30 15:59:26 2001
Posted By: Lynn Nielsen-Bohlman, Faculty, Geriatric Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 991754579.Ns

These are excellent questions. I am not going to answer it here because there are several excellent answers posted by other members of MadSci. Try looking at the entries below. At the end of the MadSci list, I have included a number of sites that have informtion about memory. The most technical information listed is available from the free online issue of the journal "Learning and Memory"

Long term memory by Brad Keele

Consolidation in memory - what is it and what is its timescale? by Lynn Nielsen-Bohlman

How does memory work? See specific questions below. by Louise Freeman

Does the brain have a capacity?

How does the brain store memory and what is its capacity? by Xu Lin

How do we learn? by Gabriel Vargas

Is Miller's study on short term memory of the brain still valid? by Michael Freed

how is longterm memory held in our brain ? by john young

How and why the trisynaptic circuit of hippocampus is good for memory?

Some other websites you might like to look at are

Complementarity, Memory Consolidation and Context Integration in the Medial Temporal Lobe by Anders Sandberg

A Neural Network Model of Memory Consolidation

Memory: A fundamental cognitive process that allows us to acquire and retain information about the world and our experiences within it by Richard Nowakowski

New Link Uncovered In Nerve Cell Mechanism Thought To Power Learning And Memory

The Memory web

And you can look at a sample issue of Learning and Memory at

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