A Coggle Diagram about Neurotransmitters - A neurotransmitter is a chemical substance produced by a neuron that carries messages to other neurons (lands on the dendrites of the post synaptic neuron)., Amnesia (Dementia , Anterograde Amnesia and Retrograde Amnesia), Hippocampus and Amygdala, Consolidation theory (It has also been proposed that after a memory is activated from LTM, it needs to be consolidated again to be stored back in LTM.
This is called reconsolidation.
This means that when we use an old memory we can alter it, or adjust it with the new memories formed before it is reconsolidated. This allows us to build on the old memories and Consolidation theory proposes that physical changes to the neurons in the brain occur when something new is being learned, and immediately following learning.
These changes occur for a period of time after learning takes place
This theory also proposes that if memory is disrupted during the consolidation phase, information may not be processed in LTM ad will therefore be lost.
If disruption does not occur the information becomes a permanent part of LTM until it is retrieved.
Consolidation is a gradual process and the material is vulnerable to disruption for up to 30 minutes.) and Long-term potentiation - refers to the long lasting strengthening of synaptic connections of neurons. This then results in enhanced or more effective functioning of neurons whenever they are activated.
LTP strengthens synaptic connections in a way that enables postsynaptic neurons to be more easily activated.