A new study identifies a sub region of the brain that works to form a particular kind of memory: fear-associated with a specific environmental cue or “contextual fear memory."
Mutations in PTEN affect the assembly of connections between two brain areas important for the processing of social cues, researchers report.
Researchers believe they may have found a reason for that all too well known holiday phenomenon, a 'food coma'.
A new study identifies a possible candidate to help alleviate pain and itch sensations.
A new study reports reduced levels of Rheb result in memory loss in animal models of dementia.
Researchers report they have developed the first stable synthetic organism that holds a pair of synthetic bases in its genetic code.
Researchers have identified a hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut.
According to researchers, deep brain stimulation reduces the desire to use heroin and rat models of addiction.
According to a new study, alcohol increases neural activity in the central amygdala.
Researchers report neurons in areas of the brain associated with memory formation can form networks in the absence of synaptic activity.
Study reveals how the mechanism for storing olfactory memories differs slightly from erasing unnecessary memories. Understanding how the brain gets rid of unimportant memories could help unlock new avenues of research to better understand memory loss in aging, researchers say.