Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
The activation of young brain cells in adult mice is necessary not just for forming memories, but consolidating them during rapid eye movement sleep, a study shows.
Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep

The activation of young brain cells in adult mice is necessary not just for forming memories, but consolidating them during rapid eye movement sleep, a study shows.

The activation of young brain cells in adult mice is necessary not just for forming memories, but consolidating them during rapid eye movement sleep, a study shows.

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Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 1, 2018
The Østby sisters, one a neuroscientist and the other a writer, explore the uncharted territory of memory in their new book.
Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.
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.
Neurons Compete to Form Memories
Neurons Compete to Form Memories
Tanya Lewis | Jul 21, 2016
The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.
Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in <em>C. elegans</em>
Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in C. elegans
Uri Bram | Feb 11, 2016
Scientists identify the brain circuits with which newly hatched nematodes form and retrieve a lifelong aversive olfactory memory.
Modifying Memories During Sleep
Modifying Memories During Sleep
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 9, 2015
Researchers create a link between a location and a reward in sleeping mice.
Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer
Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2015
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 39
How a Memory Is Made
How a Memory Is Made
Molly Sharlach | Nov 13, 2014
Transcription factor levels dictate which neurons in a network store a memory.
Manipulating Mouse Memory
Manipulating Mouse Memory
Chris Palmer | Jul 25, 2013
Researchers deliver bursts of light to specific cells in the mouse hippocampus to implant false memories about a fearful event.
Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed
Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed
Dan Cossins | Jun 7, 2013
Retrospective carbon dating of human hippocampal cells confirms substantial adult neurogenesis and suggests that the process contributes to brain function.
Watching the Brain Remember
Watching the Brain Remember
Sabrina Richards | May 16, 2013
For the first time, researchers visualize zebrafish memory retrieval in real time.
Week in Review: March 25-29
Week in Review: March 25-29
Jef Akst | Mar 29, 2013
Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death
Forgetting Drug Addiction
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 16, 2012
Researchers weaken the memories of drug use in recovering addicts.
Old Memories Excavated
Sabrina Richards | Mar 26, 2012
Scientists use molecular techniques to reawaken memories in mice.