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Eric Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000. He received this honor for his discoveries concerning the signal mechanisms in the nervous system. Kandel conducted much of his research using the sea slug Aplysia as a key model to understand how synaptic changes occur in the process of learning and memory.

His work demonstrated that short-term changes in synaptic strength can serve as the basis for short-term memory, while long-term changes may underlie long-term memory. These findings had a significant impact on neurobiology, providing a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underpin learning and memory.