Memory Consolidation



Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: SCI089000

Learning and memory are necessary, fundamental functions that animals need in order to survive and adapt to any environment. The ability to learn and form memory depends on changes occurring in neuronal circuits. These changes occur at both the synaptic level and at the level of changes in intrinsic membrane properties of neurons. Such changes involve physical, structural changes (including growth of new processes as well as retractions of other processes.) Some of these changes may persist throughout the life of the organism while others last for relatively short times.

While learning and memory are related, they are separate processes with their own ‘rules and regulations’. Longer lasting memories involve changes in protein synthesis as well as gene activity. The molecular changes that occur in neurons and glia that underlie learning and memory result in structural and biophysical changes in single neurons and neuronal circuits. Some of the chapters in this book present the authors’ findings from specific model systems while other chapters present research concerned with memory consolidation in humans, which can be referred to the process by which the changes in neuronal functioning that occur as a result of learning (i.e. new behavior).
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


How Variety of Time Scales in Memory could Caenorhabditis elegans, a Simple and Compact Neural Circuit Organism, Form?
(Hisashi Shidara and Kotaro Oka , Center for Biosciences and Informatics, School of Fundamental Sciences and Technology, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan)

Associative Plasticity of Mushroom Body-Extrinsic Neurons in the Honeybee Olfactory Learning
(Ryuichi Okada, School of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo, Japan)

Memory Mediated by Internal State: Memory of Lost Supresses Motivation of Fight in the Cricket Gryllus bimaculatus
(Hitoshi Aonuma, Midori Sakura and Daisuke Kurabayashi, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and others)

Consolidation and Reconsolidation of Olfactory Memory in the Terrestrial Pulmonates
(Ryota Matsuo, International College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Fukuoka Women’s University, Japan)

Olfactory Oscillation and its role for Leaning and Discrimination of Odors in the Terrestrial Slug
(Midori Sakura and Satoshi Watanabe, Department of Biology, Kobe University, Japan, and other)

Mechanism of Memory Consolidation for Taste Avoidance Conditioning in Invertebrate Model System
(Manabu Sakakibara, Laboratory of Neurobiological Engineering, Department of Biological Science and Technology, School of High-Technology for Human Welfare, and Graduate School of Bioscience,
Tokai University, Japan)

Transcription Mechanism in a Single Neuron to Control Conditioned Taste Aversion in the Pond Snail Lymnaea stagnalis
(Etsuro Ito, Miki Yamagishi and Yusuke Ikemoto, Laboratory of Functional Biology, Kagawa School of Pharmaceutocal Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Sanuki, Japan, and other)

Dynamic Molecular Mechanisms of Memory Consolidation after Single-Trial Food-Reward Classical Conditioning in Lymnaea
(György Kemenes, Sussex Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)

Forgetting another Side of Memory Consolidation as seen by a Snail
(Ken Lukowiak, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine,
University of Calgary, Canada)

Role of Dopamine in Memory Consolidation
(Attilio Iemolo, Maria De Risi and Elvira De Leonibus, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics “Adriano Buzzati-Traverso”, Naples, Italy, and others)

Sleep’s Role in the Consolidation and Integration of Declarative Memories
(Enmanuelle Pardilla-Delgado, Stephen M. Mattingly, Sara E. Alger, Alexis M. Chambers, Tony J. Cunningham, and Jessica D. Payne, University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology, Notre Dame, IN, USA)

Emotions and Eye Movements: Eye Tracker and mnestic Parameters
(Rosa Angela Fabio, Iconia Gullà and Antonino Errante, Department of Cognitive Science, University of Messina, Italy, and other)

Memory in Four Dimensions
(Richard A. Sieb, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)


Additional Information

Audience: Those who have interest in the mechanisms of learning and memory covering from nematode to human.

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