Vol. 1 No. 2 (2022): Cortica II : Remue-méninges de la santé mentale
Cortica explique-moi

Learning & memory : Neurosciences perspectives

Publié-e 2022-09-20


  • learning,
  • memory,
  • neuroplasticity,
  • neurogenesis,
  • neurones,
  • brain
  • ...Plus


Learning is the process of acquiring new or modifyingexisting knowledge, skills, behaviors or preferences (Schachter et al., 2012; Schachter, 2022)   Memory is the faculty of encoding, storing and retreiving information (Milner,Squire & Kandel, 1998)   In essence, the brain is a hugely complex, nonlinear neural network, surprisingly plastic and sustains our amazing capability for learning from experience and adapting to new situations. It is widely believed that such learning is implemented by synaptic plasticity mechanisms that change synaptic weights as a function of joint pre- and postsynaptic activity (Kandel, 2001; Denève et al., 2017).


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