A new study reports that serotonin promotes the consolidation of traumatic memories following stress events. Additionally, SSRI medications which are commonly prescribed for PTSD may make the condition worse by enhancing the effects of serotonin.
New findings could help develop new treatments for disorders characterized by the difficulty to inhibit actions.
Researchers develop a method to decrypt the brain while it sleeps to reveal hidden memories.
Stimulating the posterior cingulate cortex increased hippocampal gamma-band power and strengthened the connections between the two brain regions. Using deep brain stimulation could help to treat memory disorders and cognitive impairment.
Researchers report the successful memory encoding and retrieval occurs in the dorsal area of the rat hippocampus.