by Kayt Sukel
Synaptic-level changes encode memories in the short term. Could changes at the synapse-support structure, the perineuronal net, encode longer-lasting ones?by Guy McKhann, MD
by Carl Sherman
It's not easy for brain training companies to prove their products are truly helpful. That doesn't stop them from claiming they are. Our monthly column from Brain in the News.
DNA damage and repair
are widely studied by cancer biologists and immunologists; now neuroscientists
are taking a look.by Kayt Sukel
by Kayt Sukel
It’s difficult to know what motivates people, but R. Alison
Adcock’s lab is using imaging to study how states like desire and curiosity can
facilitate “motivated memory.” Her work could have implications in the
education field, but also in other learning contexts like psychotherapy and
behavior change. One of our series of Neuroscientist Q&As.
Growing evidence of a link between inflammation and mood suggests new pathways to possible treatments.by Kayt Sukel
While scientists are learning how important emotional input is to nearly every aspect of cognition, behavior, and disease, understanding how that works is a tangled puzzle.by David Hafler, MD, and Benjamin A. Lerner, AB
While our understanding of relapsing remitting disease and treatment options have expanded enormously in recent years, understanding the mechanism of secondary and primary progressive MS, including the neurodegenerative aspects of these diseases, remains a central question. One of our series of Reports on Progress.