Latest News

Long-term memory stored in the cortex

'Where' and 'how' memories are encoded in a nervous system is one of the most challenging questions in biological research. The formation and recall of associative memories is essential for an independent life. The hippocampus has long been considered a centre in the brain for the long-term storage of spatial associations. Now, researchers have provided the first experimental evidence that a specific form of memory associations is encoded in the cerebral cortex and is not localized in the hippocampus as described in most neuroscience textbooks. The new study is a game changer since it strongly suggests that the motor cortical circuits itself, and not the hippocampus, is used as memory storage.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • A football helmet design that listens to physics

  • 'Pushback' against constant connectivity also reflected in images

  • Does shopping helps you feel better after a setback?

  • The significance of non-motor microtubule-associated protein in maintaining synaptic plasticity thorough a novel mechanism

  • Parental preference for boys damages girls? self-esteem and happiness

  • Scientists discover molecular link between psychiatric disorders and type 2 diabetes

  • Head injury patients develop brain clumps associated with Alzheimer?s disease

  • Neurobiological changes explain how mindfulness meditation improves health

  • Athlete passion linked to acceptance of performance enhancing drugs

  • Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer's-affected cells

  •