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Video Short: A Memorable Snail

What can a spineless sea snail teach us about our brains and how memory works?
Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW
By Melissa Salpietra

With its extraordinarily large neurons, the marine snail Aplysia has long been a favorite subject for scientists studying the brain and how memory works. In this short video, David Glanzman, a neurobiologist at UCLA, shows what this spineless creature can teach us about our own brains and how we form both short- and long-term memories.

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