A new MIT study of the neural circuits that underlie this process reveals, for the first time, that memories are actually formed simultaneously in the hippocampus and the long-term storage [...]
Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala is linked with fear and responses to unpleasant events. However, a team of MIT neuroscientists has now discovered a circuit in the central [...]
Our emotional state is governed partly by a tiny brain structure known as the amygdala, which is responsible for processing positive emotions such as happiness, and negative ones such as fear and [...]
Most memories have some kind of emotional association: Recalling the week you just spent at the beach probably makes you feel happy, while reflecting on being bullied provokes more negative [...]
MIT neuroscientists map neural circuits involving the CA2 region of the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the region of the brain that is responsible for episodic memory. For decades, [...]
The vagaries of human memory are notorious. A friend insists you were at your 15th class reunion when you know it was your 10th. You distinctly remember that another friend was at your wedding, [...]
MIT study also pinpoints where the brain stores memory traces, both false and authentic. The phenomenon of false memory has been well-documented: In many court cases, defendants have been found [...]
Simply activating a tiny number of neurons can conjure an entire memory. Our fond or fearful memories — that first kiss or a bump in the night — leave memory traces that we may conjure up in the [...]
Cambridge, Ma - Researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report for the first time that neurons at different stages of their life cycles may perform two separate functions...
Cambridge, Ma - Neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute of Learning and Memory have uncovered why relatively minor details of...
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