hippocampus
Long-Term Memory Storage Begins Immediately
Long-Term Memory Storage Begins Immediately
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2017
In mice, cells in the prefrontal cortex—where memories are maintained long-term—start to encode a fearful experience right from the start.
Scientists Stretch Neurons to Image Fine Structures
Scientists Stretch Neurons to Image Fine Structures
Kerry Grens | Apr 18, 2017
A double-expansion technique embeds brain tissue in the absorbent material of diapers to stretch out cells for easier visualization.
How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis
How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis
Ruth Williams | Oct 27, 2016
Interneurons and mature granule cells in the adult mouse brain are critical for newborn neurons’ responses to novel environments.
Demystifying the Brain’s GPS
Demystifying the Brain’s GPS
Tanya Lewis | Jul 12, 2016
Studies in rodents are beginning to reveal how mammalian navigational sense works.
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.
Observing Nascent Neurons in Action
Observing Nascent Neurons in Action
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2016
Scientists image the activity of adult-born neurons in the brains of waking mice, and reveal roles for the cells in learning and memory.
Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory
Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory
Kerry Grens | Dec 16, 2015
Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
A single nucleotide polymorphism in BDNF is tied with lower levels of the protein and higher body-mass index.
Genetic Repression Boosts Memory
Genetic Repression Boosts Memory
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Expression or translation of some genes must be turned off in the mouse hippocampus for memories to form.
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.