Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
A protein present in the ejaculate of male fruit flies activates long-term memory formation in the brains of their female partners.
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies

A protein present in the ejaculate of male fruit flies activates long-term memory formation in the brains of their female partners.

A protein present in the ejaculate of male fruit flies activates long-term memory formation in the brains of their female partners.

learning and memory
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Abby Olena | Oct 3, 2019
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.
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
Offspring of rats exposed to vaporized cannabis had difficulty switching strategies to get a sugar reward, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

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.
Image of the Day: A Shrimp and a Cockroach
Image of the Day: A Shrimp and a Cockroach
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 2, 2017
In the mantis shrimp brain, scientists uncover mushroom bodies—learning and memory structures typically found in the brains of insects.