Casper Hoogenraad: Learning cells

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Casper Hoogenraad: Learning cells

The molecular biology of our memory

How do we learn? And how do we remember? Is there something like a memory protein? Cell biologist Casper Hoogenraad wants to understand our learning processes on a molecular level. He studies the function of proteins inside neurons in the hippocampus. Here, he thinks, the secret of our memory may be found...