Robust short-term memory without synaptic learning

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Johnson, Samuel; Marro, J.; Torres, Joaquin J.;
(2013)
  • Publisher: PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3551937, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050276
  • Subject: Computational Biology | Applied Mathematics | Memory | Research Article | Mathematics | Neural Networks | Learning | Computational Neuroscience | Long-term memory | Neurons | Coding Mechanisms | Complex Systems | Working Memory | Physics | Biophysics Simulations | Nonlinear Dynamics | Biophysics | Quantitative Biology - Neurons and Cognition | Biology | Nonlinear Sciences - Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems | Topology | Neuroscience | Signaling Networks | Medicine | Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks | Q | Scale-free networks | R | Synapses | Learning and Memory | Science | Cognitive Neuroscience | Interdisciplinary Physics | Statistical Mechanics
    arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Neurons and Cognition

Short-term memory in the brain cannot in general be explained the way long-term memory can -- as a gradual modification of synaptic weights -- since it takes place too quickly. Theories based on some form of cellular bistability, however, do not seem able to account for... View more
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