Neuroscience

'Flash and freeze' reveals dynamics of nerve connections

How do the physical parts of a neuron enable it to process and communicate information? Relating structure to function is a longstanding goal in neuroscience. In the latest issue of the journal Neuron, the group of Peter ...

Neuroscience

Engrams emerging as the basic unit of memory

Though scientist Richard Semon introduced the concept of the "engram" 115 years ago to posit a neural basis for memory, direct evidence for engrams has only begun to accumulate recently as sophisticated technologies and methods ...

Medical research

Sleep and synaptic rhythms

Chronobiologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany, show in two articles in the journal Science how critical the sleep-wake cycle is for protein and phosphorylation dynamics in synapses to ultimately ...

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