Epigenetic Mechanisms for Long-Term Memory Acquisition and Maintenance

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Title:
Epigenetic Mechanisms for Long-Term Memory Acquisition and Maintenance
Author:
Gookin, Dylon Kyle
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this review, we will explore the evidence that supports an epigenetic foundation for learning and memory. Through this, we will first review the basics of both learning and memory before delving into the foundational mechanisms for epigenetics. Understanding this, we will examine the evidence that suggest a link between epigenetics and long-term memory by observing two distinct directionalities: 1) the procession of learning into consolidation of a memory, and how this affects an organisms genetic code, and 2) the manifestation of change in behavior as a result of the aforementioned epigenetic changes to an organism's DNA. Beyond this, lapses in our current understanding will be discussed, and suggestions for future work will be outlined.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zinsmaier, Konrad E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleEpigenetic Mechanisms for Long-Term Memory Acquisition and Maintenanceen_US
dc.creatorGookin, Dylon Kyleen
dc.contributor.authorGookin, Dylon Kyleen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractIn this review, we will explore the evidence that supports an epigenetic foundation for learning and memory. Through this, we will first review the basics of both learning and memory before delving into the foundational mechanisms for epigenetics. Understanding this, we will examine the evidence that suggest a link between epigenetics and long-term memory by observing two distinct directionalities: 1) the procession of learning into consolidation of a memory, and how this affects an organisms genetic code, and 2) the manifestation of change in behavior as a result of the aforementioned epigenetic changes to an organism's DNA. Beyond this, lapses in our current understanding will be discussed, and suggestions for future work will be outlined.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNeuroscience and Cognitive Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorZinsmaier, Konrad E.en
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