Neuroscientists identify brain circuit that encodes timing of events

Findings suggest this hippocampal circuit helps us to maintain our timeline of memories.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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Can blocking enzymes reverse Alzheimer’s memory loss?

Inhibiting certain enzymes may offer a way to restore memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, research in mice shows.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~6 min

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People with this rare condition can’t ‘count sheep’

Aphantasia is a rare condition that prevents people from picturing things without seeing them. New work clarifies aphantasia and how it relates to memory.

Max Witynski - U. Chicago • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~7 min

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Ideally, we won’t remember the 2020 holidays

Best case scenario? Our collective memory of the 2020 holiday season will fade quickly. Here's why experts think that's likely.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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How neurons form long-term memories

A Harvard Medical School study in mice reveals how memory neurons reorganize after new experiences.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
Dec. 9, 2020 ~9 min

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This DIY contact tracing app helps people exposed to COVID-19 remember who they met

With new US COVID-19 cases topping 200,000 a day, contact tracers are overwhelmed. Here's how infected people can start tracing and notifying contacts themselves.

Ian Jason Lee, Doctoral Student, Florida International University • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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New DIY contact tracing app expands the fight against COVID-19, using the science of memory

With new US COVID-19 cases topping 200,000 a day, contact tracers are overwhelmed. Here's how infected people can start tracing and notifying contacts themselves.

Ian Jason Lee, Doctoral Student, Florida International University • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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How does stomach trouble make good foods revolting?

A stomachache can make a once-enjoyable food seem disgusting. New research in rats clarifies the creation of taste aversion in the brain.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~4 min

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How does stomach trouble make good foods revolting?

A stomachache can make a once-enjoyable food seem disgusting. New research in rats clarifies the creation of taste aversion in the brain.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~4 min

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Your pupils show whether you’ll remember stuff

"...science now has tools that allow us to explain why an individual, from moment to moment, might fail to remember something stored in their memory."

Ker Than-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

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