The Evolution of Short-Term Plasticity in the Rat Hippocampus
Shir Hofstetter 1 and Yaniv Assaf 2
Sagol School Of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv
University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel,
School Of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Israel,
DTI is a valuable method in exploring structural
plasticity. Studies found changes following short tasks
of only hours, but the initial temporal and spatial
progression of this process is unknown. In the current
study we used the Morris water maze paradigm to explore
the evolution of plasticity in the hippocampus of adult
rats at different stages of the learning process. Rats
were scanned following diverse number of trials in the
maze. Results show that the extent of change the tissue
undergoes during the learning process is dynamic.
Additionally, circular order of the spatial progression
of these changes was found.
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