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Schizophrenia Linked To Abnormal Brain Network
2013-10-16 16:23:29

MIT researchers have uncovered “a faulty brain mechanism” they believe is linked to the development of schizophrenia.

PTSD Treatment Hope From Memory Loss Gene
2013-09-19 04:11:00

The discovery of a gene partially responsible for the loss of old memories could benefit people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by making it easier to replace fear-inducing recollections with more positive associations.

2011-11-17 10:57:59

Significant progress has been made in understanding the genetic risk factors underlying psychiatric disease.

2010-12-23 02:15:23

Researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report for the first time how animals' knowledge obtained through past experiences can subconsciously influence their behavior in new situations.

2010-03-09 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at MIT are eagerly anticipating the summer delivery of Elekta Neuromag®, a system that uses magnetoencephalography or MEG to explore brain function.

2009-08-26 13:45:00

Researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have found that rats use a mental instant replay of their actions to help them decide what to do next, shedding new light on how animals and humans learn and remember.

2009-08-12 12:19:06

You're meeting a friend in a crowded cafeteria. Do your eyes scan the room like a roving spotlight, moving from face to face, or do you take in the whole scene, hoping that your friend's face will pop out at you? And what, for that matter, determines how fast you can scan the room?

2009-07-31 00:42:58

Some say there is something to learn from every failure, but people learn more from successes than failures, U.S.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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