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MYELINATION

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). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-020-0606-x

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