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Bigger brain space leads to lesser confusion between similar memories: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:54

A new research has revealed that there would be less confusion between similar memories, which overlap physically in the brain, if the brain area responsible for them is larger.

How memories stick together

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:22

Scientists have developed a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.

Parkinson`s disease could soon be history post groundbreaking discovery

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:21

Working with human neurons and fruit flies, researchers were able to identify and then shut down a biological process that seemed to trigger a particular form of Parkinson`s disease present in a large number of patients.

How sense of smell is linked with memory, cognition

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 16:04

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a way to monitor inhibitory neurons that link sense of smell with memory and cognition in mice.

Brain switch that tells us to sleep identified

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:35

Researchers at Oxford University have identified the switch in the brain that sends us off to sleep.

Reason behind hunger pangs revealed

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 10:46

Researchers have made a new breakthrough that could help explain why we feel hungry.

Neurons in spinal cord send Cc of commands back to brain

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 14:11

Research group led by Professor Silvia Arber at the University of Basel`s Biozentrum and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research has now discovered, that many neurons in the spinal cord send their instructions not only towards the musculature, but at the same time also back to the brain via an exquisitely organized network.

Channel that acts like brake against pain identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 14:28

Scientists have identified a channel present in many pain detecting sensory neurons that acts as a `brake`, limiting spontaneous pain.

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