Olfactory Imprinting: A Worm's Memory of Things Past

Curr Biol. 2017 Oct 23;27(20):R1108-R1110. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.072.


Exposure to distinct stimuli during critical periods of development can affect behavior long-term. A new study in Caenorhabditis elegans demonstrates that changes in neuronal activity of one synaptic connection following early-life pheromone exposure are sufficient to permanently enhance specific avoidance responses.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans*
  • Memory*
  • Neurons
  • Pheromones
  • Smell


  • Pheromones