Scientists identify neurons devoted to social memory

Scientists identify neurons devoted to social memory

Mice have brain cells that are dedicated to storing memories of other mice, according to a new study from MIT neuroscientists. These cells, found in a region of the hippocampus known as the ventral CA1, store “social memories” that help shape the mice’s behavior...
Peeking between memory and perception

Peeking between memory and perception

he human field of vision is only about 180 degrees, so if you’re reading this at your desk, you should have a good view of the stuff that’s right in front of you — your computer and phone, maybe some pictures of your family. Despite that limited view, your brain is...
Some brains are blind to moving objects

Some brains are blind to moving objects

As many as half of people are blind to motion in some part of their field of vision, but the deficit doesn’t have anything to do with the eyes. In a study published Sept. 28 in the journal Psychological Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison psychology Professor Bas...

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