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Revealed: How our brain remembers the order of events

August 14, 2019

For centuries understanding how the order of events is stored in memory has been a mystery. However, researchers…
Virtual reality used to understand how animals perceive space

August 2, 2018

UCLA researcher’s work has implications for diagnosing and treating neurological diseases. Nobody thinks much about how to navigate…
Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood

March 9, 2018

One of the liveliest debates in neuroscience over the past half century surrounds whether the human brain renews…
Stem cell divisions in the adult brain seen for the first time

February 9, 2018

Scientists from the University of Zurich have succeeded for the first time in tracking individual stem cells and…
Virtual Reality Helps Researchers Identify Brain Regions Associated with Memory

January 26, 2018

It is well known that memories are not stored as distinct units in the brain, and that one…
Using satnav literally turns parts of your brain off

April 4, 2017

Ever since technology took over our lives we get around new cities differently. We do not need to…
Advanced analysis of brain structure shape may track progression to Alzheimer’s disease

October 27, 2016

MRI data reveals structural asymmetries that vary among individuals, are greater among those who develop dementia Use of…
Locating social memories in the brain

October 4, 2016

Research at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics has identified where social memories are located in the…
Making memories stronger and more precise during aging

September 2, 2016

Harvard researchers identify new mechanisms by which new neurons sharpen memories When it comes to the billions of…
Neural stem cells control their own fate

August 19, 2016

To date, it has been assumed that the differentiation of stem cells depends on the environment they are…
The brain clock that keeps memories ticking

May 30, 2016

Just as members of an orchestra need a conductor to stay on tempo, neurons in the brain need…
A study shows how the brain switches into memory mode

May 5, 2016

Researchers at the University of Bonn identify an important neuronal mechanism Researchers from Germany and the USA have…
Antiviral protein linked to depressed mood in mice

April 19, 2016

The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar…
Insulin-like growth factor linked to hippocampal hyperactivity in Alzheimer’s disease

February 2, 2016

Tel Aviv University researchers find IGF-1 receptor plays critically important role regulating the transfer of information within neural circuits…
Loss of cells in brain’s memory center linked to schizophrenia

January 6, 2016

Deterioration of tiny brain region offers clues to onset of psychiatric disorder Scientists at Columbia University’s Mortimer B.…
Micro-map of hippocampus lends big hand to brain research

December 4, 2015

Researchers at The Neuro compile new tool designed to be shared with experts world-wide to accelerate research A…
How the brain encodes time and place

September 23, 2015

Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that is critical for forming episodic memories When you remember a particular experience,…
Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

July 1, 2015

The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus – the part of the brain…
Memory does not require permanent synapses in the hippocampus

June 25, 2015

Brain research was revolutionized by the famous case of patient H.M., who could not remember any new experiences…
Brain connections last as long as the memories they store

June 23, 2015

A team of Bio-X scientists applied microscopy know-how to a long-standing theory in neuroscience: if brain connections called…
Research solves mystery of memory and mood

June 1, 2015

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how the brain regulates memory and mood, thanks to the discovery…
Deconstructing Brain Systems Involved in Memory and Spatial Skills

April 3, 2015

In work that reconciles two competing views of brain structures involved in memory and spatial perception, researchers at…
Scientists develop atomic force microscopy for imaging nanoscale dynamics of neurons

March 15, 2015

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Kanazawa University, Japan, have succeeded in imaging structural…
New Study Finds Aging Brains Start Leaking in the Hippocampal Area

March 4, 2015

Researchers have long speculated that leakages in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) are at least in part to blame…
How brain waves guide memory formation

February 23, 2015

Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at…
Manipulating memory with light

October 10, 2014

Just look into the light: not quite, but researchers at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and Department…
Researchers switch emotion linked to memory

August 27, 2014

Recalling an emotional experience, even years later, can bring back the same intense feelings. Researchers from the RIKEN-MIT…
Cognitive test can differentiate between Alzheimer’s and normal aging

May 20, 2014

Researchers have developed a new cognitive test that can better determine whether memory impairments are due to very…
Artificial brains learn to adapt

May 16, 2014

Neural networks imitate intelligence of biological brains For every thought or behavior, the brain erupts in a riot…
How kids’ brain structures grow as memory develops

April 17, 2014

Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections…
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