New research on how mice brains handle fear have implications for PTSD and memory disorders that make discerning past and present threats harder.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: memory brains fear emotions health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
A new study in mice reveals more information about how long-term memory works. Researchers also found how they can manipulate the process.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: alzheimers-disease memory neurons brains hippocampus science-and-technology
Modifications to chromosomes in “engram” neurons control the encoding and retrieval of memories.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: dna genetics neuroscience memory research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute
Study also finds specific frequency bands of brain waves associated with encoding, or inhibiting encoding, of sensory information across the cortex.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: neuroscience memory research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute
How to read coronavirus news and learn what you actually need to know about staying safe in the pandemic
Journalists use real people's stories to 'humanize' the news. But these tales – whether harrowing or heartwarming – can be misleading about the pandemic's greatest threats.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: coronavirus media cognition memory pandemic journalism news media-literacy human-brain media-ethics media-studies
September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: alzheimers-disease depression dementia anxiety aging delirium memory-loss
People who experienced trauma faced greater cognitive decline as they aged as compared to people who didn't face trauma, a new study shows.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: cognition memory aging trauma brains health-and-medicine
New 3D-printable synthetic polymers have morphing powers and can self-heal within seconds. They could be useful for more realistic prosthetics.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: materials-science 3d-printing polymers science-and-technology prostheses shape-memory-polymers
New statistical model may help scientists understand how animals infer whether surroundings are novel or haven’t changed enough to be a new context.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biology memory research behavior school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences center-for-brains-minds-and-machines picower-institute
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