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Professor Zafar Bashir

Professor Zafar Bashir

Professor Zafar Bashir
BSc(N'cle), PhD(Glas)

Professor of Cellular Neuroscience

Area of research

Recognition memory

Office G.31A
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 1957

Research summary

Neurones of the brain communicate with one another at specialised junctions, called synapses, through the process of synaptic transmission. Having hundreds or thousands of synapses on individual neurones provides for immense complexity in neuronal signalling. However, a further degree of complexity comes about because the communication between neurones is extremely plastic. This means that the strength of synaptic transmission is not fixed but can be increased or decreased (a process called synaptic plasticity) and this property of synaptic plasticity is one of the crucial processes that enables the brain to learn and to retain memories. Therefore, understanding how synaptic transmission ...

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