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Myelin makes memories

Three new studies show that activity-dependent formation of myelin contributes to memory consolidation and recall, possibly by increasing functional coupling between neuronal ensembles encoding experience.

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Fig. 1: Consolidation and/or recall of fear memory requires new myelin formation.


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Fields, R.D., Bukalo, O. Myelin makes memories. Nat Neurosci 23, 469–470 (2020).

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