Our brains constantly make memories and learn new skills. Understanding the role of the complex sugar molecules responsible for this “plasticity” could also make it possible to repair neural circuits after injury. The researchers will present their results today at ACS Fall 2023.
Researchers from the Center for Cognition and Sociality (CCS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) recently announced the discovery of neurons that allow us to recognize others. The research team discovered that the neurons that deal with the information associated with different individuals are located in the CA1 region of the hippocampus.
How do our brains become capable of creating specific memories? In one of the first preclinical studies to examine memory development in youth, a research team at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) may have identified a molecular cause for memory changes in early childhood.