Long term potentiation (LTP), questions relating to the process of priming brain cells to improve synaptic efficacy.

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How does the timing work out for dopamine to affect the development of long-term potentiation?

I just recently learned (indirectly from this source: http://cnl.salk.edu/~terry/BGGN/reynolds.NN.02.pdf) that long-term potentiation/depression only takes place when you have large/small amounts of ...
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What can be inferred about the strength of the synapse from an electron microscope image?

In the following EM image (1um scale), there are several synapses: Image or HD Version What information about the synaptic strengths can be extracted from this image? Does vesicle count contain ...
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Are we to a point in research that we can correlate measurable phenomena with brain changes?

Given that Long Term Potentiation (LTP) is the process of improving synaptic efficacy. Given that within a lab, the strength and repetition of stimulus on the brain can be linked with the priming of ...
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Is the process of long term potentiation (LTP) definitively linked with brain plasticity?

Given that the process of Long Term Potentiation (LTP) is one of the processes that increases synaptic efficacy: Is it reasonable to conclude that the process of LTP is sufficient and necessary to ...