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How the Brain Makes Memories: Rhythmically!
October 3, 2011
The brain learns through changes in the strength of its synapses--the connections between neurons--in response to stimuli. Now, in a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom on the brain mechanisms of learning, UCLA neuro-physicists have found there is an optimal brain "rhythm," or frequency, for changing synaptic strength.
University of California, Los Angeles
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