Recent findings reveal the causes of infantile amnesia. Do you remember how you learned to walk or speak? Do you have any memories about experiences before the age of three at all? No? Don’t worry, this phenomenon applies to all of us and is known as infantile amnesia. Infantile amnesia refers to the inability of adults to recall memories of early childhood. This fact seems … Continue reading Blanks for the memories: Why we can’t remember our first years of life.
In December, researchers were able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in mice using a flashing light. What’s more, this might tell us something about what consciousness entails in the human brain, and what gamma waves may have to do with it. Continue reading I See the Light! Waving Hello to Consciousness
Forgetting happens on a daily basis – from classmates’ names, to what we ate for lunch last week. Here you will learn how and why we forget things…hopefully you’ll remember some of it! Continue reading Forgetting – how and why and what is the role of the brain?
Optogenetics is being used more and more in neuroscience research. What is it and how can it be applied? Continue reading Shooting lasers into brains: A new sci-fi novel or something to get used to?
Memory is often represented as something fixed, like an episode shot on a videotape, but it is seldom like that. In particular, social context can change our memories, highlighting the influence of social pressure in creating false beliefs. Continue reading How can other people influence our memories?