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A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.

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Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno

By The Scientist Staff | August 30, 2017

To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.

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Neurons Compete to Form Memories

By Tanya Lewis | July 21, 2016

The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.

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Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in C. elegans

By Uri Bram | February 11, 2016

Scientists identify the brain circuits with which newly hatched nematodes form and retrieve a lifelong aversive olfactory memory.

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Modifying Memories During Sleep

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 9, 2015

Researchers create a link between a location and a reward in sleeping mice.

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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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How a Memory Is Made

By Molly Sharlach | November 13, 2014

Transcription factor levels dictate which neurons in a network store a memory.

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Manipulating Mouse Memory

By Chris Palmer | July 25, 2013

Researchers deliver bursts of light to specific cells in the mouse hippocampus to implant false memories about a fearful event.

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Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed

By Dan Cossins | June 7, 2013

Retrospective carbon dating of human hippocampal cells confirms substantial adult neurogenesis and suggests that the process contributes to brain function.

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Watching the Brain Remember

By Sabrina Richards | May 16, 2013

For the first time, researchers visualize zebrafish memory retrieval in real time.

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