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Nov 30, 2022

Silent Synapses Are Abundant in the Adult Brain

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: The adult brain contains millions of “silent synapses”, or immature connections between neurons that remain inactive until they are required for learning new information and storing new memories.

Source: MIT

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that the adult brain contains millions of “silent synapses” — immature connections between neurons that remain inactive until they’re recruited to help form new memories.

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