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Neurons necessary for spatial working memory identified in rats

May 17, 2019

University of Tokyo researchers have demonstrated that both the hippocampus and the upstream brain area, the dentate gyrus,…
Brain regions linked to memory and emotion help humans navigate smell

April 23, 2019

The work points to the existence of a grid-like hexagonal structure in olfactory-related brain areas, similar to mapping…
Similarities between mental health and diseases

February 19, 2019

Scientists have designed a mathematical model that can predict a person’s working memory ability, the type of memory…
Data use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power

December 14, 2018

Researchers have discovered a new functionality in a two-dimensional material that allows data to be stored and retrieved…
To see what’s right in front of you, your brain may need some rewiring

October 24, 2018

Life-changing moments are also brain-changing moments: everything from a first kiss to a last goodbye modifies cells within…
Neuroscientists find first evidence animals can mentally replay past events

May 23, 2018

Neuroscientists at Indiana University have reported the first evidence that non-human animals can mentally replay past events from…
Brain waves reflect different types of learning

October 12, 2017

Figuring out how to pedal a bike and memorizing the rules of chess require two different types of…
Bumblebees shed light on why some individuals are smarter than others

October 5, 2017

By examining the brains of bees trained to different tasks, the researchers found that the number of connections…
Squirrels have long memory for problem solving

July 18, 2017

Squirrels can remember problem-solving techniques for long periods and can apply them to new situations, researchers have discovered. University…
Don’t be sad next time you forgot something – your brain is just getting optimized for more important tasks

June 24, 2017

It happens to virtually all of us – we think we will remember something and we don‘t need…
NIH scientists try to crack the brain’s memory codes

June 5, 2017

In a pair of studies, scientists at the National Institutes of Health explored how the human brain stores…
Researchers to model brain’s memory network

May 12, 2017

Washington University in St. Louis brain scholars will join teams from four other universities in a five-year, $7.5 million…
Brain tissue structure could explain link between fitness and memory

April 28, 2017

Studies have suggested a link between fitness and memory, but researchers have struggled to find the mechanism that…
Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age

April 6, 2017

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances…
Mouse study explores brain region hit early in Alzheimer’s

March 28, 2017

Manipulations of neurons in mice in experiments done at the UO and in Norway have shed new insight…
Macaque brains judge confidence of own memory

March 17, 2017

A group of University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators identified for the first time in monkeys the…
Memory limits give rise to open-ended language abilities

January 27, 2017

A hallmark of human language is our ability to produce and understand an infinite number of different sentences.…
Brain Makes Order From Disorder

January 21, 2017

A team of scientists from Duke, the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering has found that…
Misinformation may improve event recall, study finds

January 11, 2017

Decades of psychological research cast doubt on the accuracy of eyewitness testimony by showing that false details put…
The rhythm that makes memories permanent

December 29, 2016

Scientists at IST Austria identify mechanism that regulates rhythmic brain waves — inhibition at synapses is the key…
Study: Attempting to remember may hinder intuitive ‘gut feeling’

December 16, 2016

You might think that remembering a specific thing – say, the price of a can of corn –…
Ducklings ‘maintain two separate memory banks of visual information’

November 19, 2016

Ducklings and other fowl normally learn to follow their mother within a few minutes of seeing her, through…
Seeking balanced networks: neurons adjust their proteins during homeostatic scaling

October 21, 2016

Learning and memory formation are based on our brain’s ability to adjust and regulate neuronal network activity. Neurons…
Untangling a cause of memory loss in neurodegenerative diseases

October 14, 2016

Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease that are characterized by the deposition of aggregates…
Distracted much? New research may help explain why

October 6, 2016

American professional golfer Tom Kite said two things about distraction that sum up the findings of a new…
Scientists identify neurons devoted to social memory

September 30, 2016

Mice have brain cells that are dedicated to storing memories of other mice, according to a new study…
Two new studies uncover key players responsible for learning and memory formation

September 30, 2016

One of the most fascinating properties of the mammalian brain is its capacity to change throughout life. Experiences,…
Brain’s hippocampus helps fill in the blanks of language

September 20, 2016

A new study shows that when you finish your spouse’s sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you’re engaging…
Group work can harm memory

September 15, 2016

A new study by psychologists from the University of Liverpool and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)…
How the brain builds panoramic memory

September 9, 2016

When asked to visualize your childhood home, you can probably picture not only the house you lived in,…
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