Latest News

Neuroscientists: Brain activity may mark beginning of memories

By tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look around its environment, neuroscientists can mark the birth of a memory. The hippocampus is the brain's warehouse for long- and short-term processing of episodic memories, such as memories of a specific experience like a trip to Maine or a recent dinner. What no one knew was what happens in the hippocampus the moment an experience imprints itself as a memory. New research is lending clues to what they call "spatial mapping functions" in the brain.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Discovery about brain protein causes rethink on development of Alzheimer's disease

  • Brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing

  • New structural features of human hair discovered

  • Depressed females have over-active glutamate receptor gene

  • The body and the brain: Impact of mental, physical exertion on fatigue development

  • Trying to quit smoking? First strengthen self-control

  • Take a Trip Through the Brain: New Imaging Tool

  • Blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries

  • Depressive ruminations and the idling brain

  • Naturally occurring protein fragment found in the brain inhibits key enzyme implicated in Alzheimer's disease

  •