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Scientists Show Hippocampus’s Role In Long Term Memory

marți, martie 11th, 2008

ScienceDaily (May 13, 2004) The formation of new memories and the retrieval of older memories are both evidenced in the hippocampus region of the brain, according to recent research by NYU neuroscientists. The role of the hippocampus in the formation of new memories has been well-documented, but the contribution of this structure to the [...]

A Cellular Correlate of Learning-induced Metaplasticity in the Hippocampus

luni, martie 10th, 2008

Abstract Metaplasticity, the plasticity of synaptic plasticity, is thought to have a pivotal role in activity- dependent modulation of synaptic connectivity, which underlies learning and memory. Metaplasticity is usually attributed to modifications in glutamate receptor-mediated synaptic transmission. However, experimental evidence and theoretical considerations suggest that learning reduces the predisposition for further synaptic strengthening, while behavioral [...]

Memory, Learning, and Emotion: the Hippocampus

sâmbătă, martie 8th, 2008

Emotion and memory are very closely related.  You know this from your experience.  Go to a party, meet a bunch of new people.  Which faces are you going to remember?  The woman who made you laugh, the man who made you feel embarrassed, and your new boss — the ones who had an emotional impact.   [...]

Taxi drivers’ knowledge helps their brains grow

sâmbătă, martie 8th, 2008

Cabbies really do have more grey matter to store all that information, scientists say Satellite navigation systems can stunt your brain, preventing it from developing, according to scientists. They have discovered that taxi drivers have actually grown more brain cells because of all the knowledge they keep in their heads. When the scientists compared the [...]

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