It's All about Timing

Gary T. Philips, Thomas J. Carew

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


In the formation of long-term memories, a "spaced" distribution of study sessions is more beneficial than closely spaced "massed" study sessions. Pagani et al. (2009) examine the molecular basis of this spacing effect in Drosophila and find a role for the SHP2 homolog, corkscrew, an activator of Ras/MAPK signaling, in establishing optimal spacing intervals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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