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Curr Biol. 2017 Oct 23;27(20):R1108-R1110. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.072.

Olfactory Imprinting: A Worm's Memory of Things Past.

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1
Department of Biological Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA. Electronic address: mv2593@columbia.edu.
2
Department of Biological Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA. Electronic address: or38@columbia.edu.

Abstract

Exposure to distinct stimuli during critical periods of development can affect behavior long-term. A new study in Caenorhabditis elegans demonstrates that changes in neuronal activity of one synaptic connection following early-life pheromone exposure are sufficient to permanently enhance specific avoidance responses.

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29065290
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.072
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