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How memories form and how we lose them - Catharine Young

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Think back to a really vivid memory. Got it? Now try to remember what you had for lunch three weeks ago. That second memory probably isn’t as strong—but why not? Why do we remember some things, and not others? And why do memories eventually fade? Catharine Young gives the basics on memory and memory loss.

Long term potentiation is a mechanism by which:

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  • Educator Catharine Young
  • Animator Patrick Smith
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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