Tag Archives: Neurons

How Neurons Form Long-Term Memories

Mouse study reveals how neurons reorganize following experiencing novel stimuli. The study reports a possible mechanism for memory consolidation and recall, shedding new light on the biological underpinnings for long-term memory. On a late summer day in 1953, a young … Continue reading

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Large and fast human pyramidal neurons associate with intelligence

It is generally assumed that human intelligence relies on efficient processing by neurons in our brain. Although grey matter thickness and activity of temporal and frontal cortical areas correlate with IQ scores, no direct evidence exists that links structural and … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence: What single neurons can tell us

IQ scores are correlated with the morphology and activity of certain neurons in the human temporal cortex. You probably remember being at school as a child and learning how to do arithmetic, to read and comprehend stories, and to solve … Continue reading

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To know about neurons

Neurons are one of the most fascinating types of cell in the human body. They are essential for every action that our body and brain carry out. It is the complexity of neuronal networks that gives us our personalities and … Continue reading

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The Birth of New Brain Cells

Researchers have developed an enhanced imaging technique that can detect small fluctuations in the rate at which neurons are generated in the brain. PET imaging of new neurons in the brain promises to advance our understanding and treatment of depression. … Continue reading

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Brains work via their Genes just as much as their Neurons

It’s not headline news that our brains are the seat of our thoughts and feelings. The brain is a body’s decision-maker, the pilot of its actions and the engineer that keeps all systems going. The brain suits the body’s actions … Continue reading

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How to Turn on the Part of Your Brain that Controls Motivation

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don’t do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you … Continue reading

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How Neurons Talk to Each Other

A new paper offers an overview as to how neurons ‘communicate’ with one another. Neurons are connected to each other through synapses, sites where signals are transmitted in the form of chemical messengers. Max Planck Institute has investigated precisely how … Continue reading

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