- The new study provides evidence contradicting the idea that long-term memory is stored at synapses.
- Using pulses of Serotonin, a hormone that promotes synapse formation, researchers attempted to rebuild identical versions of destroyed synapses.
- Instead new synapses were created entirely, disproving the old theory that memories are located in synapses. Researchers think memories may be in the neurons instead.
Memories lost due to diseases like Alzheimer's may be able to be restored.
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