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Learning & Memory December 15, 2021

Meet Andrès Villegas

How did a neurodiverse family shape a scientist's interest in the brain? Meet Andrès Villegas, graduate student in the Siegelbaum lab

Learning & Memory December 8, 2021

New Findings Reveal How The Brain’s Memory Center Filters Out Unimportant Details

A study in mice that sheds light on how the brain remembers key details could one day help treat disorders impacting memory

Learning & Memory December 1, 2021

Brain Cells in Mice That Create Mental Maps Are More Connected Than Previously Thought

New techniques for monitoring small groups of brain cells in mice challenge a tenet of how neurons work together to form memories

Learning & Memory November 15, 2021

New Discovery Highlights the Power of Resting for Remembering

A new study in mice reveals how periods of rest help memory cells remember entire environments

The Senses October 27, 2021

How the Brain Perceives Landmarks

Mice navigating virtual environments reveal brain activity that adjusts mental maps.

Learning & Memory July 30, 2021

How the Brain Learns to Value the Road Not Taken

Study that asked people to pick paintings reveals bias in how memories of past decisions influence future decisions

Learning & Memory July 23, 2021

How Brains Get “In the Zone”

Mouse research links motivation for mental state to dopamine, a brain chemical implicated in Parkinson’s and other diseases.

Learning & Memory July 15, 2021

Brain Region Draws Map for Food-Caching Birds

A brain region that allows birds to remember thousands of food hiding spots during the winter offers a new way to study memory, with implications for disease and AI.

Learning & Memory June 10, 2021

Novelist Nicole Krauss Explores 12 Questions with Brain Scientists

In conversation with Daphna Shohamy, PhD, a writer connects neuroscience to narrative.

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