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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 ...


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Memories are not stored in just one part of the brain. They are widely distributed throughout the cortex and neurons. The long-term memories are stored throughout the brain as groups of neurons, the brain stores memories in three ways--Short-term memories, Sensory memory and Long-term memory the human brain cell can hold 5 times as much of information as ...



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