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Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory | Quanta Magazine

Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa’s lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from — Read on www.quantamagazine.org/light-triggered-genes-reveal-the-hidden-workings-of-memory-20171214/

2018-12-21T02:55:17+00:00December 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory | Quanta Magazine

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creativel

The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present in both convergent thinking (finding an 'out-of-the-box' solution) and also in divergent thinking (when individuals have to come up with several creative ideas). — Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181210150622.htm

2018-12-14T07:48:02+00:00December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creativel

Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks that together underlie our sense of free will.

Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks – one responsible for volition, the other for agency – that together underlie our sense of free will. More

2018-12-19T07:35:21+00:00December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks that together underlie our sense of free will.

Brains Store Temporary Records Before Creating Life-long Memories

A version of this article originally appeared on The Conversation. The first dance at my wedding lasted exactly four minutes and 52 seconds, but I’ll probably remember it for decades. Neuroscientists still don’t entirely understand this: How was my brain able to translate this less-than-five-minute experience into a lifelong memory? Source: Brains Store Temporary Records

2018-08-15T07:00:59+00:00August 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Brains Store Temporary Records Before Creating Life-long Memories

When Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks Your Brain Out of Sync

Researchers find that when working memory gets overburdened, dialog between three brain regions breaks down. The discovery provides new support for a broader theory about how the brain operates. Source: When Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks Your Brain Out of Sync

2018-06-09T14:34:15+00:00June 9th, 2018|Comments Off on When Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks Your Brain Out of Sync

What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?

How might spiritual practice affect the brain? A new study suggests that heightened spiritual experiences may help to counteract the effect of stressors. Source: What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?

2018-06-09T09:42:10+00:00June 9th, 2018|Comments Off on What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?