Selection of a novel connection by adult molluscan neurons

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Science  03 Apr 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4490, pp. 79-81
DOI: 10.1126/science.7209523


Predictable change in neuronal connectivity can be induced in the buccal ganglia of adult Helisoma snails when neuritic growth is evoked by axotomy. Both transient and stable novel electrical connections are established between identified neurons. The breaking of inappropriate, normally transient connections is contingent on the formation of an appropriate connection.