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What does metaplasticity mean?


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#1 Inmost sun

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:47 AM

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

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:27 AM

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"
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