Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice

By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.

By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.

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Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
Scientists can livestream how the mouse brain’s hippocampus maps the physical world and accesses those memories.  
Mouse Moms’ Behavior Affects Pups’ Genome Structures
Mouse Moms’ Behavior Affects Pups’ Genome Structures
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2018
Mice who get less attention from their mothers have more copies of a common retrotransposon in the genomes of their hippocampal neurons.
Study Finds No Neurogenesis in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Study Finds No Neurogenesis in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Ashley Yeager | Mar 7, 2018
Failure to produce evidence of neural precursor cells and immature neurons raises questions about the role of the process in learning and memory.
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2017
Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.
The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 21, 2017
Recording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object. 
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
The Scientist Staff | Aug 30, 2017
To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter
Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter
The Scientist Staff | Aug 14, 2017
Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  
Image of the Day: Release Your Inhibitions
Image of the Day: Release Your Inhibitions
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2017
A drug commonly used to treat clinical depression sets its effects in motion by hampering the release of an inhibitory neurotransmitter in mice.
Image of the Day: Memory Maker
Image of the Day: Memory Maker
The Scientist Staff | Jun 2, 2017
The enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 turns on memory-building genes within the nuclei of hippocampal neurons.