Aren't all facts, at the neuron and synapse level, really the same?
The current issue of neuron features a new study on selective memory erasure.
These are transferred from neuron to neuron through the synapse.
That is not a loss of memory but a failure of neuron connections.
The contact of the axon of one neuron with the dendrons of another is called a synapse.
It's merely a matter of altering the normal thresholds of the neuron memory-circuits.
Thus the nervous impulse passes from one neuron to the other at these points of contact.
neuron, nū′ron, n. the cerebro-spinal axis in its entirety: a nervure of an insect's wing.
The word is derived from the Greek neuron nerve, and astheneia weakness.
It presupposes an active interposition of the glia cells between the axon of one neuron and the dendrons of another.
neuron neu·ron (nur'ŏn', nyur'-) or neu·rone (-ōn')
Any of the impulse-conducting cells that constitute the brain, spinal column, and nerves, consisting of a nucleated cell body with one or more dendrites and a single axon. Also called nerve cell, neurocyte.