The memories are not like storages like we think but more of a bridge that gets stronger every time the memory is thought back to. The LTP happens when the nerves are making conversation with each other also known as firing. It is similar to chatting with a friend using an e-mail account where you be more in a better shape if you talk to them often then talking to them once a month. The memory that is used more often is similar to adding someones name to the phone book. The LTP is like a cable that is connected to the computer where you can upload, download and process at high rates. That is why some memories are more clear then the other memory. The memories are muscles so that is why you use it or lose it. “The persistent strengthening of these activated synapses (connections) between neurons is called long-term potentiation (LTP),” said William Griffith, Ph.D. when he explained about The LTP.
LTP: Long-term potentiation
synapses: a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.