Neuroscience

Explainer: What happens in the hippocampus?

This year's Nobel Prize in medicine recognises work on "cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain." Those cells are found in the hippocampus. It is just one tiny part of the brain, but this structure gets at lea ...

Oct 07, 2014
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How rabies "hijacks" neurons to attack the brain

Rabies causes acute inflammation of the brain, producing psychosis and violent aggression. The virus, which paralyzes the body's internal organs, is always deadly for those unable to obtain vaccines in time. ...

Oct 06, 2014
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A glimpse into the 3D brain: How memories form

People who wish to know how memory works are forced to take a glimpse into the brain. They can now do so without bloodshed: RUB researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D models of memory-relevant ...

Oct 06, 2014
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