Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fewer synapses equal more efficient learning

Fewer synapses equal more efficient learning: "'One would perhaps think that animals with an increased number of synapses would be able to process or store information better', Valentin Stein, one of the two heads of the study, suggests. In reality, it was quite the opposite - these animals were poor learners. A behavioral test demonstrated that mice without SynCAM1 learned faster and remembered better."

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