Arousing the LTP and learning debate Academic Article uri icon


  • Shors & Matzel provide compelling arguments against a role for hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) in mammalian learning and memory. As an alternative, they suggest that LTP is an arousal mechanism. I will argue that this view is not a satisfactory alternative to current conceptions of LTP function.

author list (cited authors)

  • Maren, S.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • December 1997