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George E. Carvell, PhD, PT   University of Pittsburgh
 
NEUROTRANSMITTERS IV: NMDA AND LONG TERM POTENTIATION (LTP)
A. Iriki, C. Pavlides, A. Keller, and H. Asanuma, Long
-term Potentiation of Thalamic Input to the Motor Cortex Induced by Coactivation of Thalamocortical and Cortico-cortical Afferents. J. Neurophysiol. 65:1435-1441, 1991.
LTP in Motor Cortex
KS&J, Fig 63-13
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LTP was first described in the hippocampus
NMDA + LTP = Plasticity
LTP is one proposed mechanism to enhance synaptic function responsible for memory and learning in the nervous system.
Iriki et al Fig 4
New Synapse Due To NMDA & LTP