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What does metaplasticity mean? - (May/17/2011 )

I know the term "synaptic plasticity" but what does "synaptic metaplasticity" mean? oO Any idea?

-Inmost sun-

I believe it refers to changes in the ability of neurons to undergo the changes in their firing properties typical of synaptic plasticity. It's basically "plasticity of synaptic plasticity"

-gfischer-