Steve Ramirez is on Reddit doing an AMA discussion.
– I’m MIT neuroscientist Steve Ramirez, inceptor of mouse brains (with lasers!), author of the recent ‘creating a false memory’ paper, and poor grad student. AMA!
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Odorant shape and vibration likely lead to olfaction satisfaction
A new study of the sense of smell lends support to a controversial theory of olfaction: Our noses can distinguish both the shape and the vibrational characteristics of odorant molecules.
The study, in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, demonstrates the feasibility…[Read more]
Your Memory is Like the Telephone Game
Each time you recall an event, your brain distorts it.
Remember the telephone game where people take turns whispering a message into the ear of the next person in line? By the time the last person speaks it out loud, the message has radically changed. It’s been altered with each retelling.
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Yeah we learned this a week ago!! apparently memory is reconstructed every time we recall it not just simply recorded and played back thus distortions are naturally occurring :) therefore context that was not learned can be included while recalling if its related :)
Walking to the Beat Could Help Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Pitt study examines effects of visual, auditory, and tactile cues on human gait
Walking to a beat could be useful for patients needing rehabilitation, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. The findings, highlighted in the August issue of PLOS One, demonstrate that r…[Read more]
Fighting Alzheimer’s before its onset
By the time older adults are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the brain damage is irreparable. For now, modern medicine is able to slow the progression of the disease but is incapable of reversing it. What if there was a way to detect if someone is on the path to Alzheimer’s before substantial and non…[Read more]
Study Shows That Placebo Response Occurs at Nonconscious Level
New findings demonstrate an important role for the unconscious mind in pain perception.
With the discovery that the unconscious mind plays a key role in the placebo effect, researchers have identified a novel mechanism that helps explain the power of placebos and nocebos.
Multiple sclerosis is remote controlled
The lungs function as a gathering point for autoaggressive immune cells.
Autoimmune diseases are triggered by immune cells that attack the body’s own tissue. In multiple sclerosis (MS) immune cells succeed in invading nervous tissue and sparking off a destructive inflammation there which can be a…[Read more]
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