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Locating social memories in the brain: Haven’t I seen you someplace before?

Locating social memories in the brain: Haven’t I seen you someplace before?

Research at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics has identified where social memories are located in the brain. Published in the journal Science, the study shows that memories of social encounters are stored in a specific brain circuit that includes the ventral hippocampus, and that they remain in the brain even after mice can […]

By October 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Brain more robust than previously thought

Brain more robust than previously thought

The brain is well capable of coping with the erratic way individual brain cells transmit information. This robustness is quite useful because variation in signal transmission doesn’t merely concern noise, but also contains valuable information. This is the finding of research conducted by neuroscientists from the University of Amsterdam. Their results are published in the […]

By September 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Seasonal allergies could change your brain

Seasonal allergies could change your brain

Hay fever may do more than give you a stuffy nose and itchy eyes, seasonal allergies may change the brain, says a study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. Scientists found that brains of mice exposed to allergen actually produced more neurons than controls, they did this using a model of grass […]

Jawless fish brains more similar to ours than previously thought

Jawless fish brains more similar to ours than previously thought

Researchers at the RIKEN Evolutionary Morphology laboratory and other institutions in Japan have shown that complex divisions in the vertebrate brain first appeared before the evolution of jaws, more than 500 million years ago. Published in Nature, the study shows that two elements of brain genoarchitecture thought to be unique to jawed vertebrates are actually […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
5 SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

5 SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

The world is too clogged up in the mess that it has around everyone that it is impossible to see through people and to go deeper into their minds to analyze and find out what exactly is happening in their lives or within them. Life is really tough for a few people and it is […]

By September 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
THE SPIRITUAL NEUROTRANSMITTER

THE SPIRITUAL NEUROTRANSMITTER

Have you ever come across the term LSD? Well, I’m sure you have. LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide is a powerful drug that can make or mar. While it can churn out millions for the peddler it can ruin the one who ingests it.  So notorious is this one that the mere possession of it can […]

Why going cold turkey isn’t such a great idea

Why going cold turkey isn’t such a great idea

Whether a hard drug user, addict, a self-medicator or a taker of prescription drugs, quitting drug use completely and going cold turkey can actually cause a decline in mental health – even if you are successful in breaking the addiction. Going cold turkey – abruptly stopping a habit rather than gradually being weaned off it […]

A new clinical approach to Alzheimer’s?

A new clinical approach to Alzheimer’s?

With the population around the world expected to live longer the number of dementia sufferers is also expected to increase dramatically. There is still no effective treatment for Alzheimer ’s disease, especially in terms of slowing it down or reversing it, research towards preventative measures have become even more important. Clinical strategies now focus on […]

Does Time Really go Faster the Older you get?

Does Time Really go Faster the Older you get?

Do you look back on your childhood and remember endless summers with friends and loved ones that stretched forever? Or being in school and college where the weeks seemed to meander by? Then why, as the older we get, does time seem to swiftly pass us by, with each month and year passing ever more […]

By September 13, 2013 3 Comments Read More →