Brain: the last frontier

University of California at Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara) neuroscientist Kenneth S. Kosik has been studying the brain for decades. His UC Santa Barbara neurobiology lab focuses on the evolution of synapses that connect neurons and the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, Kosik’s team is interested in the underlying molecular basis of plasticity and how protein translation at synapses affect learning. In a new paper published in the journal Neuron, Kosik explores the nature of brain plasticity and proposes a theory about how neurons learn. “It’s fairly well established scientifically that the learning units in the brain are the synapses,” says Kosik, UCSB’s Harriman Professor of Neuroscience and co-director of the campus’s Neuroscience Research Institute. “Many neuroscientists think that synaptic learning requires new proteins made locally right at the…


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