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How We Recall the Past

How We Recall the Past

Summary: Researchers have identified a neural circuit that is critical for memory retrieval.

Source: MIT.

Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit dedicated to retrieving memories. 1,270 more words

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Why a Sugar High Leads to a Brain Low

Why a Sugar High Leads to a Brain Low

Overindulgence in sweets can lead to five hours of hell

The average American consumes somewhere between  6,055 more words

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Flash-and-freeze technique creates flipbook-like images of brain cells in action

On June 15, 1878, in front of a crowd of reporters, British photographer Eadweard Muybridge deployed an elaborate apparatus of trip wires and cameras to snap 12 rapid-fire pictures of a horse as it trotted down a California track. 867 more words

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Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Brain Cell for Making A Better Brain

NEW NEURONS

Mapping exactly how the human brain functions is, perhaps, the most promising step when it comes to transforming how humans operate on a fundamental level. 510 more words

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One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ’s total volume, but contains more than 50 percent…

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Brain and Addiction

Understand Your Brain and How Addiction Works

Your brain is who you are. It’s what allows you to think, breathe, move, speak, and feel. It’s just 3 pounds of gray-and-white matter that rests in your skull, and it is your own personal “mission control.” Information from your environment—both outside (like what your eyes see and skin feels) and inside (like your heart rate and body temperature)—makes its way to the brain, which receives, processes, and integrates it so that you can survive and function under all sorts of changing circumstances and learn from experience. 2,428 more words

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Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

Summary: LMU researchers report neural activity in the auditory system has a direct effect on myelination. Higher levels of neural activity resulted in the formation of thicker myelin sheaths and enhanced speed of signal transmission. 1,016 more words

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