Tool developed at MIT simultaneously measures chemical and electrical brain signals, revealing unexpectedly complex relationship between brain signals.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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Modifications to chromosomes in “engram” neurons control the encoding and retrieval of memories.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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Scientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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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
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A well-known protein family binds to many more RNA sequences than previously thought in order to help neurons grow.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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Study finds that the fusiform face area is active when blind people touch 3D models of faces.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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Part of the visual cortex dedicated to recognizing objects appears predisposed to identifying words and letters, a study finds.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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New analysis could help uncover potential drug targets for attention deficits and sensory hypersensitivity.
July 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.
July 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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Unique survey of gene expression by cell type in humans and mice reveals several deficits affecting the most vulnerable neurons.
July 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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