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The highs and lows of memory

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Recent experience can affect memory either positively or negatively. A small population of inhibitory neurons that express the protein parvalbumin seems to have a pivotal role in this process. See Letter p.272

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Figure 1: Experience and alteration of parvalbumin-expressing neurons.

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Allen, K., Monyer, H. The highs and lows of memory. Nature 504, 228–229 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/504228a

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