Contact: Dr. Stefanie Merker
Caption: During the learning processes, extensions grow on neurons. Synapses are located at the end of these extensions (left: as seen in nature; right: reconstruction). When the synapse growth is based on the correlated development of all synaptic components, it can remain stable for long periods of time.
Credit: MPI of Neurobiology/ Meyer
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