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Short answer is yes, of course. Maintaining a healthy synapse is very energy-consuming process. Let me first note that forgetting as we know it is more complicated than just pruning of synapses. It might involve rearrangement of proteins in pre/post-synaptic membrane and near it, local de-regulation of local protein synthesis, decrease in synaptic mRNA ...


Short answer I can be 75% sure that the lights are synchronized within 0.02 - 0.2 seconds of one another. Background Interesting question, but hard to answer! Because it has been unanswered for quite a while I will try to formulate an answer that may provide an approximate value for the minimal asynchrony perceivable. The temporal resolution of the visual ...

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