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Hope for new treatment of severe epilepsy

My Andersson, Mérab Kokaia and Fredrik Berglind. Photo: Eliska Waloschkova   Hope for new treatment of severe epilepsy Researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe they have found a method that in the future could help people suffering from epilepsy ...

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How the brain selectively remembers new places

The image shows the locus coeruleus, which drives neuronal circuits of the hippocampus and enables novel contextual memory. The red staining shows norepinephrine transporter (NET)-positive cells, indicating the locus coeruleus. The green staining shows adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated expressions of light-sensitive ...

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Social memory

  Social memory Study in mice reveals an oxytocin-fueled brain circuit that regulates social recognition by Ekaterina Pesheva How do we recognize others? How do we know friend from foe, threat from reward? How does the brain compute the multitude ...

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How we recall the past

MIT neuroscientists have shown, for the first time, that recalling a memory requires a “detour” circuit that branches off from the original memory circuit. This low-magnification image shows that hippocampal CA1 neurons (red) and dorsal subiculum neurons (green) can be ...

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Wellington Prize winner aims for the stars

Wellington Prize winner aims for the stars Neuroscience professor Shantanu Jadhav gazes at the heavens with new sharpness thanks to Wellington Prize By Julie Jette Shantanu Jadhav is an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, studying how the hippocampus and ...

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Where are memories stored

Where are memories stored? Memories aren’t stored in just one part of the brain—different types of memories are stored in different and interconnected brain regions. Hippocampus In the 1950s, a patient named Henry Molaison (HM) had his hippocampus and part ...

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How the Brain Draws a Map

How the Brain Draws a Map X Marks the Spot: Imaging Study in Mice Sheds Light on How the Brain Draws a Map to a Specific Destination Scientists track brain-cell activity of mice in real time, gain insight into how ...

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Imparare dimenticando

The three routes into the hippocampus seem to be linked to different aspects of learning: forming memories (green), recalling them (yellow) and forgetting (red). IMAGE: John Wood. Click for a full size image Imparare dimenticando Una nuova ricerca sui meccanismi ...

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How Depression Affects Your Brain Structure

How Depression Affects Your Brain Structure By Dr. Mercola That depression can take a toll on your physical health is pretty well-recognized. Recent research has also found that it can actually cause changes in your brain. Specifically, recurring depressive episodes ...

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