Synaptic signaling and plasticity


  1. Silent synapse - hypothesis
  2. What is known on the role of dendritic spines and their motility in synaptic plasticity
  3. Explain with a few sentences:
    • synaptic tag hypothesis
    • metaplasticity
    • readily releasable pool of vesicles
    • role of GABAergic activity in the spatial compartmentalization of plasticity
  4. The mammalian bain contains several parallel memory systems. Which kind of memory depends on the following structures? Describe each in a few sentences.
    • Amygdala
    • Dorsal striatum