Researchers have developed a comprehensive "toolbox" to establish that the mobility of receptors exists in intact brain tissue, and this mobility is critical for certain types of memory.
Study reveals receptor movement is essential for synaptic plasticity as a response to neural activity. Halting receptor movement may block specific memory acquisition, researchers report, thus confirming the role of synaptic plasticity in learning and memory.
Research reveals atrophy of the amygdala and hippocampus at age 40 in patients later diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Following a meal, astrocytes associated with POMC neurons in the hypothalamus alter their shape. After eating, glucose levels increase temporarily. Astrocytes detect the signal and react within one hour, causing POMC neurons to activate and promote the feeling of satiety.
Children as young as four associate power with masculinity a new study reports.
Researchers discover what they are calling social and asocial neurons in the prefrontal cortex.
Young children with older sisters have better language skills than those with older brothers.