In the brains of adult mice, astrocytes coupling contributes to neural functioning in the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with spatial memory and learning.
Study identifies a novel neural circuit that regulates spatial learning and memory in the brain's hippocampal formation.
Findings shed light on repulsion, or why the brain treats similar environments as though they are more different than a pair of environments that have nothing in common.
While commonly implicated in long-term memory, researchers report the hippocampus plays a critical role in short-term memory and decision making.
Researchers have identified three areas of the posterior cerebral cortex that bridge the brain's perception and memory systems.
People are better able to recall the location of high-calorie foods over healthier options. Findings suggest spatial memory may have evolved to prioritize the location of higher-calorie foods.
Memories learned within a distorted coordinated system are also distorted when recalled later.
What you eat may impact your long-term spatial memory. Rats fed a cafeteria-style diet, high in saturated fats and refined carbs, experienced deterioration in spatial memory that was incremental, according to the pattern of access to junk foods.
Vision appears to play a more dominant role than motor movements when it comes to encoding memory of large-scale spaces. The findings address a long-standing debate as to whether or not body movements aid the learning of physical spaces.
Human hookworm infection, even at low levels, can cause rapid, acute and measurable cognitive impairments. Using rodent models, researchers found a link between the parasitic infection and alterations in both the microbiome and cognitive development.