Curious Minds: Why Do Some Memories Last a Lifetime?

Mentored by Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, two young scientists team up and discover they have a lot in common. Both want to know how the brain creates memories. Both have a family history of neurological disease. As they search for the secret to maintaining the connections in the brain that make memories last, their collaboration leads them to a protein called CPEB3.

Featuring Luana Fioriti, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Mario Negri Institute, and Lenzie Ford, PhD, a postdoctoral associate in the Kandel lab at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute.

— Anne Holden. This video is part of Curious Minds, a video series highlighting students and early-career scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute.

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