This special volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science provides a current overview of how memory is processed in the brain. A broad range of topics are presented by leaders in the field, ranging from brain circuitry to synaptic plasticity to the molecular machinery that contributes to the brain’s ability to maintain information across time. Memory systems in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and amygdala are considered as well. In addition, the volume covers recent contributions to our understanding of memory from in vivo imaging, optogenetic, electrophysiological, biochemical and molecular biological studies.

– Articles from world renowned experts in memory
– Covering topics from signaling, epigenetic, RNA translation to plasticity
– Methodological approaches include molecular and cellular, behavioral, electrophysiological, optogenetic and functional imaging

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Title Index:

– Memory Deficits in Aging and Neurological Diseases
– The “Memory Kinases?: Roles of PKC Isoforms in Signal Processing and Memory Formation
– CaMKII: A Molecular Substrate for Synaptic Plasticity and Memory
– The Transcription Factor Zif268/Egr1, Brain Plasticity and Memory
– Mechanisms of Translation Control Underlying Long-lasting Synaptic Plasticity and the Consolidation of Long-term Memory
– TrkB Receptor Regulation of Distributed Adult Neural Plasticity, Memory Formation, and Psychiatric Disorders
– Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity and Recognition Memory in the Perirhinal Cortex
– Molecular Influences on Working Memory Circuits in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex
– Cost-Benefit Decision Circuitry: Proposed Modulatory Role for Acetylcholine
– Molecular Mechanisms of Threat Learning in the Lateral Nucleus of the Amygdala
– Epigenetics of Memory and Plasticity
– Deciphering Memory Function with Optogenetics
– The Tagging and Capture Hypothesis from Synapse to Memory


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