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RNA Moves a Memory From One Snail to Another

By Ashley Yeager | May 14, 2018

Injecting molecules from a sea slug that received tail shocks into one that didn’t made the recipient animal behave more cautiously. 

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To Each His Own

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2017

Every human brain is far more unique, adaptable, and vulnerable than ever suspected.

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Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation

By Richard Kemeny | July 28, 2016

Studying sleep spindles could help neuroscientists better understand certain cognitive impairments.  

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Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 13, 2016

Autonomic nervous system activity during sleep may help explain variation in the extent to which the behavior aids memory consolidation, a study shows.

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Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies

By Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016

Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.

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Learning with the Lights Out

By Jenny Rood | March 1, 2016

Researchers are uncovering the link between sleep and learning and how it changes throughout our lives.

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Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice

By Kerry Grens | May 29, 2015

Using optogenetics, researchers excite selected neurons to reinstate a fear memory that had been blocked.

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image: Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer

Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2015

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 39

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Probing Starling Sleep

By Jef Akst | November 18, 2014

Birds may provide a new animal model for memory consolidation during sleep, according to research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week.

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image: Fixing Fearful Memories

Fixing Fearful Memories

By Abby Olena | January 20, 2014

Remote memories can be modified in the presence of a drug that induces epigenetic changes to DNA.

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