Akihiro Goto

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2022Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Requirement of off-line synaptic plasticity in memory consolidation
Memories are first stored short-term in the hippocampus and then transferred to the cortex for long-term storage. This process is called "memory consolidation. Since sleep after learning is important for memory consolidation, offline synaptic plasticity (LTP) after learning (e.g., during sleep) is thought to be important for memory consolidation. I will examine the necessity of offline synaptic plasticity after learning by using recently developed technology for spatiotemporal analysis of synaptic plasticity.


I will try to reveal the marvelous function of "memory" that allows us to vividly remember even our old childhood!

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