Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons. When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between [...]
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Each memory relies on three critical elements, those being the “what,” “where” and “when” building blocks. Neuroscientists from MIT have identified a brain circuit — connecting the hippocampus [...]
Molding Memories Some people find it hard to remember what they had for lunch yesterday, while others can remember every detail of the house they grew up in. Understanding how memories are [...]
Kwanghun (KC) Chung, investigator of neuroscience at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, core faculty of the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES), and an assistant [...]
Heterogeneity Presents Challenges and Opportunities for Treating Autism Genetic research suggests that hundreds of genes are likely risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders like autism. This [...]
Replayed experiences include memory of rewards Spatial learning is what allows us to navigate in familiar environments, and research has shown that there are specific areas of the brain [...]
Brain structure generates pockets of sleep within the brain. Sleep is usually considered an all-or-nothing state: The brain is either entirely awake or entirely asleep. However, MIT [...]
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CAMBRIDGE, MA — When you remember a particular experience, that memory has three critical elements – what, when, and where. MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit [...]
Altering the brain’s recollections may lead to treatments for depression, PTSD If not for a broken piece of lab equipment and a college crush, Steve Ramirez might never have gone into [...]
Steve Ramirez, Neuroscientist Can Memory-Manipulation Research Crack the Code for Alzheimer’s? When Steve Ramirez was a child, his cousin went into a coma during childbirth. The incident [...]
Differentiation of Forebrain and Hippocampal Dopamine 1-Class Receptors, D1R and D5R, in Spatial Learning and Memory
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