Behavioral and Brain Sciences



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 ps64@musica.mcgill.ca

Abstract

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.