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Semblance hypothesis was able to find a solution for the generation of first- person internal sensation of memory along with provisions for behavioral motor actions. The derived inter-postsynaptic functional LINK (IPL) mechanism was able to explain a large number of findings from different levels of the system ranging from perception to sleep. It was possible to explain long-term potentiation (LTP) as the effect of experimental scaling-up of the changes occurring during natural learning. By keeping the latter relationship as a baseline, it was possible to explain long-term depression (LTD) observed in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a scaled-up change of a mechanism responsible for inducing internal sensation of pleasure. This mechanism provides inter-connectable explanations for the attenuation of postsynaptic potentials, reduced ring of medium spiny neurons and the finding that LTD induced by stimulation of one pathway to NAc occludes the LTD induction by another pathway.
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