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Carter Duncan, a junior at West Central Area High School in Barrett, and Jordan Bergerson, a junior at Jefferson High School in Alexandria, advanced to the Minnesota State Brain Bee on February 8. Duncan finished 3rd in the final round. Contributed photo.

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What is it called when there is a long-lasting increase in the strength of a synaptic response following stimulation? Answer: long-term potentiation (LTP).


Where does LTP primarily occur? Answer: hippocampus and other cerebral cortex brain areas involving forms of memory.

What is the scan called that measures neural activity down to the millisecond resolution? Answer: magnetoencephalography (MEG).

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