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Latest Terry Sejnowski Stories

2014-07-30 10:23:14

When you're expecting something—like the meal you've ordered at a restaurant—or when something captures your interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain.

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2014-04-17 07:11:42

In research that should provide a more detailed picture of how memory works, scientists from the Salk Institute have developed a new model explaining how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.

Brain Epigenome Changes Through Developmental Years
2013-07-05 14:26:38

New research has found epigenetic changes within brain cells continues well into the developmental years.

2011-03-15 00:00:27

Mysteries of the human brain were revealed last night by renowned scientist, Professor Terrence J.

2011-02-18 10:42:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced a generous gift from Mr. Conrad Prebys, a Salk Trustee, to establish the Conrad T. Prebys Endowed Chair in Vision Research for Dr. Tom Albright.

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2010-04-02 09:08:09

Although they only account for a fraction of the synapses in the visual cortex, neurons in the thalamus get their message across loud and clear by coordination -- simultaneously hitting the "send" button—according to a computer simulation developed by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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2009-07-17 06:55:00

Of all the qualities that distinguish humans from other species, how we learn is one of the most significant.

2005-07-14 01:00:00

Researchers have constructed a new detailed map of the three-dimensional terrain of a synapse -- the junction between neurons which are critical for communication in the brain and nervous system. The "nano-map," which shows the tiny spines and valleys resolved at nanometer scale, or one-billionth of a meter, has already proven its worth in changing scientists' views of the synaptic landscape.


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