From Science Blog:

Researchers ID enzyme that turns fleeting experience into lasting memory

The enzyme that can help turn a one-time experience into a long-term memory has been identified in mice, researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans. Ashok Hegde, Ph.D., of Wake Forest described the researchers’ work and proposed a theory for how lasting memories are formed, a process that involves the enzyme known as protein kinase C.

There’s an obvious Dilbert joke here that I won’t even bother to make.