Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Juvenile birds learn the length of the sounds in a song from a false memory introduced via optogenetics, instead of from real interactions with a tutor bird.
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains

Juvenile birds learn the length of the sounds in a song from a false memory introduced via optogenetics, instead of from real interactions with a tutor bird.

Juvenile birds learn the length of the sounds in a song from a false memory introduced via optogenetics, instead of from real interactions with a tutor bird.

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Image of the Day: Vocal Tracks
Image of the Day: Vocal Tracks
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 25, 2019
Hear seals imitating human sounds and melodies.
Image of the Day: Watch and Learn
Image of the Day: Watch and Learn
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 25, 2019
Young zebra finches that receive feedback after they sing from a video of a fluffed-up female eventually develop more accurate tunes.
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 5, 2018
By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.
Image of the Day: Older and Wiser
Image of the Day: Older and Wiser
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 8, 2018
As the years go by, seabirds such as gannets get better at foraging.  
What Made Human Brains So Big?
What Made Human Brains So Big?
Ashley Yeager | May 24, 2018
Ecological challenges such as finding food and creating fire may have led the organ to become abnormally large, a new computer model suggests.
Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Ruth Williams | May 17, 2018
Moderate ultraviolet light exposure boosts the brainpower of mice thanks to increased production of the neurotransmitter glutamate.  
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Ashley Yeager | Apr 5, 2018
Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.