A new study reports participating in light physical activity, such as yoga or tai chi, can help to increase connectivity between brain areas responsible for memory formation and storage.
Researchers report newborn granule cells in the dentate gyrus become less excitable after three weeks. The loss of excitability is crucial for the functioning of mature neurons.
Researchers have identified the role Klf9 plays in the brain's response to stress. The study reports elevated levels of the protein were discovered in the hippocampus of women with MDD who faced stressful events.
Researchers have identified a novel role the RGS14 protein plays in limiting synaptic plasticity.
A new study reports, contrary to popular belief, place cells in the dentate gyrus do not remap. Instead, memory discrimination is controlled by increased co-firing of place cells and the neurons that organize which place cells discharge.