Research Suggests How Working Memory Retains, Manipulates, and Deletes Specific Items
One of the remarkable capacities of the human brain is its ability to remember things that we experience, see, hear, feel, smell, learn about—even things that we think about or that we thought about… Read More
Stimulating Adult Nerve-Cell Birth Could Inspire a New Approach to Alzheimer’s Treatment
Researchers led by a BBRF grantee have made important discoveries in mice that have the potential to lead to completely new ways of attempting to treat and even reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s… Read More
Long-Term Regular Cannabis Users Showed Cognitive Deficits at Midlife in 45-Year Study
The question of whether cannabis use causes cognitive deficits or structural changes in the brain is still an open one, and has mostly been tested in adolescents and young adults. There is good… Read More
Researchers Identify Molecule That Orchestrates Association of Events With Positive and Negative Memories
Being able to emotionally tag important experiences as either “positive” or “negative” and to remember those associations is one of the great achievements and marvels of evolution. When our ancient… Read More
Experiments Reveal How a Circuit 'Resets' When the Brain Learns to Respond to New Conditions
Some people are better than others at adapting to new situations, but the ability to rapidly adopt new courses of action as circumstances change is a fundamental brain-based capacity rooted in the… Read More