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Microphotography of serotonin-producing neurons (in pink) in the mouse brain. CREDIT Matias, Lottem et al./CCU

Serotonin speed up the learning

Serotonin is one of the principal chemicals that nerve cells use to communicate with each other, and how it impacts behavior is still not...
Areas of the brain that get input from the eyes can be hijacked to control something outside the brain, such as a computer that generates a tone. Yellow arrows represent feedback between the rat’s visual cortex and striatum, which is key to learning new tasks. Ryan Neely image.

Retraining neurons to take action

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley along with Columbia University and the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal have demonstrated the astounding...
Brain Waves Reflect Different Types of Learning

Brain Waves Reflect Different Types of Learning

For the first ever time, scientists could potentially detect different types of learning by the brain-wave patterns. With the help of different neural signatures, scientists could...