Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep
Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep
Scientists previously thought cortical neurons remained silent during delta waves, but new evidence from rats shows some cells fire in a pattern reflective of memorizing a task.
Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep
Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep

Scientists previously thought cortical neurons remained silent during delta waves, but new evidence from rats shows some cells fire in a pattern reflective of memorizing a task.

Scientists previously thought cortical neurons remained silent during delta waves, but new evidence from rats shows some cells fire in a pattern reflective of memorizing a task.

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Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Ruth Williams | Oct 16, 2019
Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.
Can Preventing Seizures Alter the Course of Autism?
Can Preventing Seizures Alter the Course of Autism?
Jessica Wright | Oct 8, 2019
Experimental surgeries to prevent seizures may help scientists understand the link between autism and epilepsy.
Image of the Day: Brain-Computer Interface Electrode
Image of the Day: Brain-Computer Interface Electrode
Emily Makowski | Oct 8, 2019
A newly developed device can better measure brain waves such as those used to control a robotic car.
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
Ashley Yeager | Oct 7, 2019
Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Catherine Offord | Oct 7, 2019
The effects of the therapy in a small group of  patients were long-lasting, researchers say, adding to evidence that the approach works for treatment-resistant depression.
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.
Cerebellar Surprises
Cerebellar Surprises
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2019
Kamran Khodakhah, a researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, explains the cerebellum's newly described role in addictive and social behaviors.
Book Excerpt from <em>Conscience</em>
Book Excerpt from Conscience
Patricia Churchland | Oct 1, 2019
In the book's introduction, author Patricia Churchland makes the case that human conscience can be explained by examining the biological dynamics of social living.
Monkey Music?
Monkey Music?
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2019
Hear the muted symphony that one researcher thinks might be a close approximation to how macaques perceive the performance.