Accession Number:

ADA275250

Title:

Synaptogenesis, Selective Stabilization, and Free Association

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This report describes the material aspects of learning through the processes of synaptogenesis, transient redundancy, and selective stabilization. Synapses are potentiated during these processes and provide channels for incoming signal energy en route to nominate motor responses. They form codons that represent the activity of a large assemblage of neurons in various cortical regions. Codons are active during a state of dynamic instability in the neocortex when the thalamus blocks sensory input. They may also alter the gating cycle of the thalamus through interaction with the thalamic reticular nucleus. A computer simulation of these processes illustrates these concepts.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE