Image of the Day: Synchronized Neurons
Image of the Day: Synchronized Neurons
Memory formation in mice involves coordinated activity at the cellular level that likely leads to new circuits in the brain.
Image of the Day: Synchronized Neurons
Image of the Day: Synchronized Neurons

Memory formation in mice involves coordinated activity at the cellular level that likely leads to new circuits in the brain.

Memory formation in mice involves coordinated activity at the cellular level that likely leads to new circuits in the brain.

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Image of the Day: Memory Erasure
Image of the Day: Memory Erasure
Amy Schleunes | Feb 12, 2020
By trimming synapses in the adult mouse hippocampus, microglia help facilitate forgetting.
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Ashley Yeager | Dec 4, 2019
The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Ashley Yeager | Oct 22, 2019
New, unpublished results show some of the cells produce new neurons for up to 90 days, much longer than a previously identified set of neural stem cells that only generate neurons for a month or two.
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
Ashley Yeager | Oct 7, 2019
Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.
Nick Turk-Browne Explores the Neuroscience of Learning
Nick Turk-Browne Explores the Neuroscience of Learning
Catherine Offord | Apr 30, 2019
The Yale University cognitive neuroscientist studies how the brain extracts patterns from experiences.
More Evidence that Humans Do Appear to Create New Neurons in Old AgeMore Evidence that Humans Do Appear to Create New Neurons in Old Age
More Evidence that Humans Do Appear to Create New Neurons in Old Age
Ashley Yeager | Mar 25, 2019
Despite doubts last year about human adult neurogenesis, a study shows even 80-year-olds develop new cells in the hippocampus, but such growth is diminished in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise
A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 21, 2019
A mouse study finds that when blood platelets are activated during exercise, they release factors that increase the number of newborn neurons in the hippocampus.
New Map Shows Brain Changes Associated with Alzheimer’s
New Map Shows Brain Changes Associated with Alzheimer’s
Catherine Offord | Feb 4, 2019
The protein expression data, which are freely available online, could help identify new drug targets for the disease.
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
Shawna Williams | Jan 31, 2019
Authors of a small study say the two abilities likely evolved in tandem.