Frequently, as many as one thousand signals rain down on a single neuron simultaneously. To ensure that precise signals are delivered, the brain possesses a sophisticated inhibitory system. Scientists have now illuminated how this system works.
A clusterization approach allows researchers to analyze dendritic spines in new ways.
A new study reports that a single stressful event may cause long term consequences in the brain.
A new study reports on the role of dendrites in memory formation.
Neurons created as a result of adult neurogenesis mature for longer and grow larger than those created during infancy. Findings suggest adult-born neurons may have a more powerful function than those created during infancy and may play a critical role in neuroplasticity.
Researchers report a drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease may help to reverse memory and learning problems in teens who binge drink.
Researchers were able to predict the orientation preference of individual neurons by adding up the responses of their dendritic spines, a new study reports.