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Will you remember me? I will remember you...

If there was one experience that pushed my interest in neurobiology beyond the activation threshold and kick-started the process that led to the creation of this blog, it was reading Dr. R. Douglas Fields' article "Making Memories Stick" in the Feb. 2005 issue of Scientific American (ref.). I'd long been interested in molecular biology but had been intimidated by the level of jargon and assumed knowledge that filled most articles. Dr. Fields' article explained the inner workings of a neuron so clearly and lucidly that I was able to get a basic understanding of what was happening, and was motivated to try to learn more about molecular biology and neurobiology in particular. This blog is essentially the notes I've been making as I try to learn more about the details of how biology works at a molecular, cellular and neuronal level. So, things have finally come full circle. Let's take a deeper look at what makes memories stick...
From Making Memories Stick