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Old 06-26-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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By Clara Moskowitz Martin et. al

The increase in green fluorescence represents the imaging of protein synthesis at synapses when memories are made.

For the first time, an image of a memory being made at the cellular level has been captured by scientists.
The image shows that proteins are created at connections between brain cells when a long-term memory is formed. Neuroscientists had suspected as much, but hadn't been able to see it happening until now.
The experiment also revealed some surprising aspects of memory formation, which remains a somewhat mysterious process.
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