A new study has identified rare genetic variation in the Thorase protein that causes the breakdown of receptors at the connections between neurons in the brain. The anti-epilepsy drug perampanel can help reverse anti-social behaviors linked to schizophrenia that are associated with this genetic variation.
Researchers report adult neurogenesis not only helps increase the number of cells in a neural network, it also promotes plasticity in the existing network. Additionally, they have identified the role the Bax gene plays in synaptic pruning.
A new study sheds light on how our brain stores long term spatial memories. Researchers have identified a specific pattern of neural activity in the retrosplenial cortex when our brains are in the process of storing spatial memories.
Research suggests men who use cocaine at the time of conception could increase the risk of their son developing learning difficulties and memory loss.
Researchers find genetic clues as to how mice lay down spatial memories.
According to a new Journal of Alzheimer's Disease study, common genetic variants in amyloid precursor protein are associated with fluid intelligence in children.
Disrupting memories associated with environmental cues significantly reduces cocaine seeking behaviors in rat models of addiction, a new study reports.
Researchers identify a calcium dependent mechanism for neuronal information storage.