December 4, 2020

Starring role for astrocytes in memory

Nature Neuroscience, Published online: 03 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41593-020-0678-7

Following learning, memories for events are reorganized in a time-dependent manner in distributed hippocampal–cortical networks. While previous studies have focused on neural contributions to this process of systems consolidation, a new study by Kol et al. reveals that astrocytes play crucial modulatory roles in the formation of remote memories.

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