Open Peer Commentary
Quartz & Sejnowski: Cognitive development
Repetition priming: Memory or attention?
|Peter M. Milner a1|
a1 Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1
There is no general agreement as to the meaning of long-term
potentiation, but this cannot be resolved by using it to explain
additional phenomena. Increased attention to recently experienced
stimuli is a form of learning known to neuropsychologists as
repetition priming. As more is learned about the neurochemistry
of synaptic change, the term LTP will wither.