Researchers conduct a large scale genetic analysis of the cerebral neocortex at different stages during development, from neonatal to adulthood.
Using neuroimaging technology to measure the size and connectivity of the amygdala allows researchers to predict the degree of anxiety a young child experiences in daily life, a new study reports.
Genes alone don't determine how the cerebral cortex grows into separate functional areas. Input from the thalamus is also crucially required, a new study suggests.
Researchers discover a new phase of synaptic development. The finding could lead to a better understanding of how learning and memory occur.
UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. They discovered that the entorhinal cortex behaves as if it's remembering something, even under anesthesia, a finding that counters conventional theories about memory consolidation during sleep.