Some principles emerging from the study of short- and long-term memory

Neurosci Res. 1986 Sep;3(6):498-520. doi: 10.1016/0168-0102(86)90050-7.


Recent studies indicate that in invertebrates short-term memory for various forms of learning involves covalent modifications of pre-existing proteins. By contrast, long-term memory utilizes genes and proteins not required for short-term memory.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Aplysia
  • Memory / physiology*
  • Models, Neurological
  • Nervous System Physiological Phenomena*