Re: Holloway/Morgan ...the BAH....

31 Jul 1995 11:18:41 GMT

Karl Pribram holds that for learning to be possible, there must be
neuronal death. BTW, the new evidence is that learning occurs at the
individual dendritic spine, not at the level of the neuron. The
interesting question is how a neuron can maintain a heterogeneously
activated collection of synapses/dendritic spines. Jim Olds conjectures it
has to do with the polyribosomes that have been found associated with the
spine bases. Since it involves membrane biochemistry, I wouldn't be
surprised if it turns out to be convoluted.

Harry Erwin
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