Learning and Memory

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


NMDA Receptor Ventral Tegmental Area AMPA Receptor Fear Conditioning Drug Addiction 
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References and Further Reading

General References

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The Presynaptic Active Zone

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The Postsynaptic Density

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Long-Term Potentiation

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Bidirectional Synaptic Plasticity

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Fear Conditioning

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Drug Addiction

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Suggested Reading

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