Glial cells play active role in memory and learning

Jul 6, 2018 by

Also called “astrocytes” because they are shaped like stars, glial cells prune unwanted synapses in the brain to manage the limited space in the hippocampus....

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Serotonin enhances learning

Jul 2, 2018 by

Researchers at two institutions have found that serotonin appears to contribute to the speed at which we learn new information....

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Quiet rest after learning helps us remember the fine details

May 28, 2018 by

A research study from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK found that simply resting for 10 minutes after learning something new is enough to help us better memorize it in fine detail....

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New study shows learning occurs in dendrites, not synapses

May 4, 2018 by

A new study proposes that learning isn’t done in the synapses but rather in a few dendrites, the branches that feed inputs to the neuron....

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Father’s fitness may boost kids’ brain power

Apr 26, 2018 by

Exposing mice to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise increased their learning ability, and also the learning ability of their offspring....

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Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior in autism

Apr 2, 2018 by

Research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience indicates that romidepsin, a drug approved in the U.S. for the treatment of lymphoma, may reverse social impairments associated with autism....

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New study finds we can learn in our sleep

Mar 20, 2018 by

Researchers have discovered that when people were shown pictures with associated words, those words that were played while they slept were easier to remember thanks to the triggering of sleep spindles in the participants’ brains....

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