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How to reprogram memory cells in the brain

Long-term memory of specific places is stored in the brain in so-called place cells. A team of neuroscientists headed by Dr. Andrea Burgalossi of the University of Tübingen's Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience ...

Apr 04, 2018
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The brain's GPS has a buddy system

To be successful as a social animal, you need to know where you stand relative to others. Brain cells that perform precisely this function—locating the 'self' and others in space—have now been identified. In rats, the ...

Jan 11, 2018
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Finding real rewards in a virtual world

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have demonstrated that remembering where a goal is requires the same parts of the brain in virtual reality as it does in the real world. Published in the journal eNeuro, the ...

May 01, 2017
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