Purdue researchers create an organismoid that can mimic some aspects of human thought, specifically the ability to retain important information and forget unimportant memories.
There are billions of neurons in the brain and at any given time tens of thousands of these neurons might...
Newly discovered rotating waves of brain activity that repeat during the night are responsible for forming associations between different aspects of a day's memories, a new study reports.
Frequently, as many as one thousand signals rain down on a single neuron simultaneously. To ensure that precise signals are delivered, the brain possesses a sophisticated inhibitory system. Scientists have now illuminated how this system works.
Researchers report huntingtin plays a critical role in long-term memory.
A new study questions traditional views of how memories are formed and stored in the brain. Additionally, researchers propose a new mechanism for learning.