A new study questions traditional views of how memories are formed and stored in the brain. Additionally, researchers propose a new mechanism for learning.
Amyloid beta deposits influence brain activity during sleep and impair memory formation.
According to a new study, the brain blocks the ability for creating new memories shortly after waking in order to prevent the disruption of the stabilization of memory consolidation that occurs during sleep.
Researchers report amnesia caused by cannabinoids relies on the activation of the CB1 receptor in mitochondria in the hippocampus.
Using optogenetics, researchers manipulated pulses of neural activity during non REM sleep that made mice either remember of forget things they had learned. This novel study demonstrated that altering sleep spindle oscillations during sleep has an impact on memory formation and retention.
Researchers develop a method to decrypt the brain while it sleeps to reveal hidden memories.
A new study suggests hippocampus is dedicated to memory formation, and not spatial skills.
According to a new study, brief exposure to mild trauma or sudden sounds can permanently alter neural networks and form long lasting memories.