News tagged with memory formation
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Researchers at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics have discovered an answer to the long-standing mystery of how brain cells can both remember new memories while also maintaining older ones.
Neuroscience Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
When you experience a new event, your brain encodes a memory of it by altering the connections between neurons. This requires turning on many genes in those neurons. Now, MIT neuroscientists have identified ...
Neuroscience Dec 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (17) | 5 |
Atrophy in the hippocampus, the region of the brain known for memory formation and storage, is evident in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with cognitive impairment, including early decline known as mild cognitive impairment ...
Neuroscience Dec 12, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Can the nerve signaling inhibitor tomosyn help retain long-term memory? A new study by two University of Illinois at Chicago biologists points to the link.
Medical research Oct 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The latest results from an expedition to Mount Everest that looked at the body's response to low oxygen levels suggest that drugs or procedures that promote the body's production of a chemical compound called nitric oxide ...
Medical research Oct 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Zinc plays a critical role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, and could affect how memories form and how we learn. The new research, in the current issue of Neuron, was authored by Xiao-an Zhang, now a ...
Neuroscience Oct 05, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have found that a common cancer protein leads a second, totally different life in normal adult brain cells: It helps regulates memory formation and may ...
Medical research Sep 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
The hippocampus is a brain structure that plays a major role in the process of memory formation. It is not entirely clear how the hippocampus manages to string together events that are part of the same experience but are ...
Neuroscience Aug 24, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Seeing and exploring both are necessary for stability in a person's episodic memory when taking in a new experience, say University of Oregon researchers.
Neuroscience Aug 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A person who drinks too much alcohol may be able to perform complicated tasks, such as dancing, carrying on a conversation or even driving a car, but later have no memory of those escapades. ...
Neuroscience Jul 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
The higher the number of drink fuelled memory blackouts a student experiences, the greater is his/her risk of sustaining a future injury while under the influence, reveals research published online in Injury Prevention.
Health Jun 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
University of Pittsburgh researchers have reproduced the brain's complex electrical impulses onto models made of living brain cells that provide an unprecedented view of the neuron activity behind memory formation.
Medical research May 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered in mice a molecular wrecking ball that powers the demolition phase of a cycle that occurs at synapses those specialized connections between nerve cells in the brain ...
Medical research Apr 14, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Using advanced imaging technology, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a change in chemical influx into a specific set of neurons in the common fruit fly that is fundamental ...
Neuroscience Apr 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |