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Papper, Marc; Kempter, Richard; Leibold, Christian – Learning & Memory, 2011
Long-term synaptic plasticity exhibits distinct phases. The synaptic tagging hypothesis suggests an early phase in which synapses are prepared, or "tagged," for protein capture, and a late phase in which those proteins are integrated into the synapses to achieve memory consolidation. The synapse specificity of the tags is consistent with…
Descriptors: Genetics, Memory, Rewards, Cognitive Processes
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Fleckenstein, Kristie S.; Spinuzzi, Clay; Rickly, Rebecca J.; Papper, Carole Clark – College Composition and Communication, 2008
This essay argues for the value of an ecological metaphor in conceptualizing, designing, and enacting research in writing studies. Such a metaphor conceives of activities, actors, situations, and phenomena as interdependent, diverse, and fused through feedback. This ecological orientation invites composition scholars to research rhetorically: to…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Research, Figurative Language, Rhetoric