Recent research suggests microglia, the immune cells in your brain, are responsible for forgetting memories.
Big companies like Google and Spotify use what we know about the brain to build a class of models called neural networks that help power many of their services.
How scientists transferred the cognitive benefits of exercise to aged mice…without having to work out
Many types of brain injury and disease, including autoimmune encephalitis, can cause a language disorder named aphasia that affects at least 2 million Americans
Socially distancing from each other has been tough, and being alone also has biological consequences. However, being alone and being lonely are not the same.
Research finds that learning to speak more than one language, especially as a child, leads to long-lasting cognitive benefits.
Research shows less activity in the brain’s “reading network” in people with dyslexia. How can we use this knowledge for early intervention?
Why do we find some robots cute and others disturbing? New research points to a representation of the Uncanny Valley effect in the brain.
The rapid development of the hippocampus in childhood may explain why it’s nearly impossible to recall memories from our early years.
As we learn more about how memories are formed and stored in the brain, researchers are now discovering the many ways in which memories can be altered on a neuronal level.
For years, scientists had predicted the existence of neurons in the brain that respond to both the experience and the observation of an emotion. It now seems that they have found them in rats!