memory formation, disease & medicine
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.