User talk:Xargque

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Re: Rewriting pages[edit]

  1. Well-coordinated rewrites don't usually need any special subpages, but usually, if you want to prepare a big rewrite of the article and thoroughly discuss the changes, you probably want to create a public draft. Usually, this is best achieved by starting a new page it in some place in Talk: space where people can find it (e.g. "Talk:Article title/Temp"). You probably want to temporarily comment out categories and interwiki links, and add {{draft}} template. When you're done, the changes can be folded into the article itself - for example, through history merge of the temp article and the old article.
  2. Page move: If there's a clear consensus that the page should be retitled - and, above all, you think it's a good idea, in case no one says yea or nay - you can just go ahead and move it. I'm regrettably not an expert of the field and don't know if they should.

Hope this helps! --wwwwolf (barks/growls) 08:04, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Synaptic Plasticity Re-Write[edit]

Well here is a rough outline of what I had in mind

  • Intro: Synaptic plasticity is the increase in synaptic str...
  • Background: Synaptic plasticity was discovered by xyz in 1234...
  • Definition: There are three mechanisms to consider when discussing the 'strengthening' of a synapse. Two of these mechanisms are presynaptic. P refers to the probability... N refers to the number of release sites...The third mechanism is post synaptic. Q refers to the response of the target cell to the released signal (PxN)...
  • Mechanism: an intro to discuss the role of calcium in plasticity, and the elements involved (release sites, AP arrival, different acronyms for artificial tettanus...)
    • Short Term Plasticity: There are four forms of accepted short term plasticity.
      • Facilitation: ...
      • Depression: ...
      • Augmentation: ...
      • Potentiation: ...
    • Long Term Plasticity: In contrast to short term plasticity, Long term plasticity involves this, that and the other thing. Give a broad definition of q and how it is updated
      • LTP:...
      • LTD:This section is hard since LTP/LTD are HUGE. We might want to give a general overview, and just put one of those "See Main Article" links at the top. Also, we shouldn't make the mistake of making it seem like hippocampal LTP is the only LTP in existence.
  • see also
  • sources

I'm sure you already know this, but using short sentences makes it easier for people to follow. I prefer to put one idea per sentence, and avoid using and to join more than one idea (as I just did in this sentence). Paskari (talk) 10:41, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Synaptic Plasticity Guidelines[edit]

Just came across something while reading a paper. I think we should be as air tight as possible with our use of words. So an easy example would to always use the term 'neuron' as opposed to using it interchangably with 'cell'. For me this is not a big deal, but it could be a major headache for someone that's not familiar with biology. A more complicated example, which is somewhat of a headache for me, is switching between 'release pool' and 'release site'. For example, I'm reading a line right now that says Estimates of the functional size of the readily releasable pool per active zone are...10. My question right now is whether there is only one active zone, or multiple active zones. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Paskari (talkcontribs) 11:35, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Dopamine D1/D2[edit]

Thanks for your message on my talk. Yes, it's actually quite controversial. Please give me a day or two, and I'll give an explanation on the article's talk page. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:03, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Cool, I look forward to hearing more. Xargque (talk) 15:06, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

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