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Finding Room for New Memories

Finding Room for New Memories

A study in the journal Cell shows that the formation of new memories requires the movement of other memories located in the hippocampus to long-term storage in the neocortex. Karen Hopkin reports

November 12, 2009

Why We Worry

Chronic worrying stems from a craving for control. But the more we fret, the less our bodies are able to cope with stress

November 1, 2009 — Victoria Stern
New Culprits in Chronic Pain

New Culprits in Chronic Pain

Glia are nervous system caretakers whose nurturing can go too far. Taming them holds promise for alleviating pain that current medications cannot ease

November 11, 2009 — R. Douglas Fields
<em>MIND</em> Reviews: Brainy Gifts

MIND Reviews: Brainy Gifts

From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head

November 6, 2009 — Gary Stix, Melinda Wenner and Frederik Joelving
Hearing Our Heartbeats

Hearing Our Heartbeats

Scientists have recently found that there are two brain pathways involved how we perceive our own thumping hearts. Christie Nicholson reports

November 3, 2009
How the Brain Reveals Why We Buy

How the Brain Reveals Why We Buy

Advances in neuroscience are changing the way some companies position their products, giving birth to the new field of neuromarketing

November 2, 2009 — Lone Frank
Neuroscience: Shooting pain

Neuroscience: Shooting pain

Sean Mackey inflicts pain on people in the hope of learning how to relieve it. Erik Vance gets on the receiving end.

October 28, 2009
Light All Night Not Alright

Light All Night Not Alright

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers found that mice that were exposed to light all night long showed signs of depression. Karen Hopkin reports

October 21, 2009
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