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Diagrams of neural activity in the hippocampus, recorded from a mouse as it learned about new surroundings. Colors correspond to unique locations within the new place. Over time and continued exposure to the arena, the mouse forms stable memories by recruiting teams of neurons to encode for the location. Credit: Caltech

How memories form and fade?

Strong memories are encoded by teams of neurons working together in synchrony.
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A voltage-controlled topological spin switch for ultralow-energy computing

Magnetic based technologies, like NanoMagnetic Logic, are gaining more interest as possible substitutes of CMOS transistors. Most of the logic and memory devices use...
How does the human brain marks time?

How does the human brain marks time?

Neurobiologists from the University of California have recently discovered a key component of how the human brain marks time. For this work, they took...
The human brain works in reverse order to retrieve memories

The human brain works in reverse order to retrieve memories

Remembering is a reconstructive process, yet little is known about how the reconstruction of a memory unfolds in time in the human brain. Understanding...
Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Drawing and painting are fundamental activities in children's development, as kids express themselves and their emotions through drawing and coloring in. A new study...
Scientists used virus to speed up modern computers

Scientists used virus to speed up modern computers

MIT scientists in collaboration with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a method to accelerate computer speed. They used a...
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...
memory loss

How do we lose memory? A STEP at a time, study say

In mice, rats, monkeys, and individuals, maturing can incur significant damage in cognitive function. Another examination by scientists at Yale and Université de Montréal...
Anxious women

Anxiety disorders can help people to remember things

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness. Research into these disorders has shown that up to 1 in 4 adults will have an anxiety...

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