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Using Magnets on the Brain to Bring Back Memories

New research is challenging the idea that working memory helps us remembers things through sustained brain activity.

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Are we really rebalancing the brain while we sleep?

Rebalancing the brain

BrainBlogger presents new findings regarding the functioning of sleep and how our brain creates memory. The most interesting fact is, that rebalancing the brain is happening when we are awake – and not when we are asleep.

 

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Manipulation of Specific Neurons Helps to Erase Bad Memories and Enhance Good Ones

Stony Brook researchers discover a method to change emotionally charged memory patterns. Imagine if memory could be tuned in such a way where good memories are enhanced for those suffering from dementia or bad memories are wiped away for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Manipulation of Specific Neurons Helps to Erase Bad Memories and Enhance Good Ones

Imagine if memory could be tuned in such a way where good memories are enhanced for those suffering from dementia or bad memories are wiped away for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder. A Stony Brook University research team has taken a step toward the possibility of tuning the strength of memory by manipulating one of the brain’s natural mechanisms for signaling involved in memory, a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.