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Compare & contrast the molecular/biochemical events associated with short-term sensitization and long-term sensitization in Aplysia. How is LTP (both early and late) of the mammalian hippocampus similar to and/or different from sensitizations in Aplysia?

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Compare & contrast the molecular/biochemical events associated with short-term sensitization and long-term sensitization in Aplysia.

Models of the invertebrate Aplysia have demonstrated that memory storage are represented at the level of individual neurons by changes in the strength and structure of synaptic connections. Long term memory, lasts for days, weeks and is associated with the growth of new synaptic connections activated by altered gene expression and new protein synthesis. Sensitization is nonassociative learning where the animal learns about the properties of a single harmful stimulus. In Aplysia, sensitization of the gill and siphon ...

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