News tagged with memory formation

Brain circuit can tune anxiety

Anxiety disorders, which include posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, affect 40 million American adults in a given year. Currently available treatments, such as ...

Aug 21, 2013
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New study refutes accepted model of memory formation

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers has shown that a widely accepted model of long-term memory formation—that it hinges on a single enzyme in the brain—is flawed. The new study, published in the Jan. 2 issue of Nature, found ...

Jan 02, 2013
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Rats recall past to make daily decisions

(Medical Xpress) -- UCSF scientists have identified patterns of brain activity in the rat brain that play a role in the formation and recall of memories and decision-making. The discovery, which builds on ...

May 03, 2012
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