Neurobiological Bases Of Memory

Early investigators hypothesized that learning and memory might occur through growth of new neurons in the brain, much in the same way that strength is increased through growth of muscle tissue. It soon became clear, however, that the central nervous system was limited in its ability to generate new cells. Investigators eventually showed that existing neurons possessed the ability to form new processes and connections, and that learning and memory reflected modification of neuronal signal processing, interneuronal communication, and functional relationships among brain systems. There is now a rapidly growing and exciting literature suggesting that generation of new neurons may indeed be possible in adulthood. Although this avenue of exploration holds much promise, to date evidence suggests that neuronal modification remains the primary mechanism underlying memory formation.

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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