Nencki Institute Seminar

Dear All

This Thursday March the 4th at 3pm, Dr. Anna Beroun the head of the Laboratory of Neuronal Plasticity at the Center of Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders BRAINCITY, will give a lecture entitled: Synaptic plasticity of appetitive learning - silent synapses in the amygdala


Silent synapses are excitatory connections that possess one of the two main types of glutamate receptors – NMDA receptors, while AMPA receptors are either absent or highly labile. They do not participate in the basal synaptic transmission, hence the term “silent”. Yet they can be easily recruited in LTP processes, such as learning, where they acquire AMPA receptors, and become fully functional contacts that strengthen the excitatory connection. In my talk, I will describe the phenomenon of silent synapses induction in cocaine and alcohol addiction models and present our latest research on the function of silent synapses in central amygdala in appetitive learning triggered by natural and addictive rewards.

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Date of publication
26 February 2021
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