Validating the role of inhibitory interneurons in memory

Memory, a fundamental tool for our survival, is closely linked with how we encode, recall, and respond to external stimuli. Over the past decade, extensive research has focused on memory-encoding cells, known as engram cells, ...


Study discovers new subset of retinal neurons impacting vision

Investigators have discovered a new subtype of interneurons in the retina that allows the eye to see and identify objects better in both the light and in the dark, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study identifies a potential new approach to PTSD treatment

An LSU Health New Orleans research study led by Siqiong June Liu, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, has found that cerebellar inhibitory interneurons are essential for fear memory, a type of emotional memory formation. ...


Study explains how antidepressant increases brain plasticity

A recent study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland, sheds light on the mechanisms of neural plasticity induced by the antidepressant ...

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An interneuron (also called relay neuron, association neuron, connector neuron or local circuit neuron) is a multipolar neuron which connects afferent neurons and efferent neurons in neural pathways. Found within the central nervous system and the enteric nervous system.

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