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Scientists identify brain circuit responsible for building memories during sleep

October 30, 2019

Neuroscientists at the University of Alberta have identified a mechanism that may help build memories during deep sleep.…
We recall memories in a backwards process

January 15, 2019

Human memory is a complex system that scientists are still trying to figure out. How we memorize things?…
How Experience Changes Basics of Memory Formation

July 24, 2018

We know instinctively that our experiences shape the way we learn. If we are highly familiar with a…
When emotional memories intrude, focusing on context could help, study finds

June 19, 2018

When negative memories intrude, focusing on the contextual details of the incident rather than the emotional fallout could…
Neurons ripple while brains rest to lock in memories

June 11, 2018

Memories resonate in the mind even when it’s not aware of processing them. New research from Rice University…
Study Offers Scientific Explanation for Why Spurned Males Abandon Courtship Attempts

September 15, 2017

Unsuccessful courtship attempts by males create aversive memories that can reduce their level of enthusiasm for subsequent courtship…
Neuroscientists call for more comprehensive view of how brain forms memories

July 14, 2017

Neuroscientists from the University of Chicago argue that research on how memories form in the brain should consider…
Why the ‘peculiar’ stands out in our memory

June 20, 2017

Memories that stick with us for a lifetime are those that fit in with a lot of other…
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…
Study reveals how interaction between neural networks changes during working memory

June 5, 2016

Understanding the relation of dopamine to network activity could improve schizophrenia treatment How does the cross-talk between brain…
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…
Teen brains facilitate recovery from traumatic memories

May 25, 2016

Unique connections in the adolescent brain make it possible to easily diminish fear memories and avoid anxiety later…
Study identifies how brain connects memories across time

May 23, 2016

Using a miniature microscope that opens a window into the brain, UCLA neuroscientists have identified in mice how…
Can positive memories help treat mental health problems?

April 21, 2016

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and…
Brain replays memories during rest and puts them to long term storage

April 21, 2016

Despite how important and intriguing it is, and how much effort scientists put into it, we still do…
Thanks, actin, for the memories

April 20, 2016

Thank the little “muscles” in your neurons for allowing you to remember where you live, what your friends…
How the Brain Consolidates Memory During Deep Sleep

April 18, 2016

Research strongly suggests that sleep, which constitutes about a third of our lives, is crucial for learning and…
Biological Mechanism Passes On Long-term Epigenetic “Memories”

March 29, 2016

According to epigenetics — the study of inheritable changes in gene expression not directly coded in our DNA…
Flipping a light switch recovers memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease mice

March 18, 2016

Light stimulation of brain cells can recover memories in mice with Alzheimer’s disease-like memory loss, according to new…
Memory Replay Prioritizes High-Reward Memories

February 13, 2016

Why do we remember some events, places and things, but not others? Our brains prioritize rewarding memories over…
Remembering to the future: researchers shed new light on how our memories guide attention

January 23, 2016

A team of researchers has discovered that differences in the types of memories we have influence the nature…
Getting Forgetful With Age? Clinical Trial to Test Ways to Combat Mental Decline

December 17, 2015

Some decline in memory and cognitive function is a normal part of aging, but what if it could…
Scientists explained mechanism how memory formation is linked to contexts

September 28, 2015

We have all been there – we come back home and place something not in its usual place…
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,…
Oceans in the brain: How we remember different contexts

September 23, 2015

When we misplace something, retracing our steps often helps us remember where we put it because environmental contexts…
‘Changing’ memories could hold key to effective treatment

September 15, 2015

QUT research will investigate whether a pioneering new therapy can “change” traumatic memories to benefit people living with…
Trauma heightens brain sensitivity to negative events

September 13, 2015

Survivors of an August 2001 trans-Atlantic flight that lost all power nearly 100 miles from land vividly recalled…
Possible new weapon against PTSD

September 1, 2015

About 8 million Americans suffer from nightmares and flashbacks to a traumatic event. This condition, known as post-traumatic…
Study finds where our brain stores the time and place of memories

August 18, 2015

For the first time, scientists have seen evidence of where the brain records the time and place of…
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