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A new study from Vanderbilt University published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry has uncovered part of the mechanism that leads to two neurons connecting to physically form a memory.
In two studies in the January 24 issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University used advanced imaging techniques to provide a window into how the brain makes memories.
While the selective deletion of memories may sound like science fiction, neuroscientists from The Scripps Research Institute have demonstrated just that in mice in rats.
When introduced to cocaine, the neurons in mice brains become rapidly rewired to begin looking for the drug, and researchers say this discovery could explain the first steps of addiction in humans.
New connections between brain cells emerge in clusters in the brain as animals learn to perform a new task.
Researchers have revealed that the neural circuits controlling hunger and eating behaviors are also controlled by plasticity.
An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests.
Neuroscience team discovers new player in how brain deals with stress.
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