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Our memory involves encoding, storing, and retrieving information.
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Perineuronal nets are honeycomb-like structures that stabilize synapses and surround the cell bodies and dendrites of some neuron populations.
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Many people are surrounded by music throughout much of their everyday lives. What’s happening in our brains as we’re listening to music?
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Déjà vu is a feeling of experiencing a past situation in the present. This feeling may occur when your mind associates similarities between current and previous events.
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For those with PTSD, a stressor linked to a memory of a harrowing, traumatic event produces a grave sense of danger or fear — inducing a pronounced fight-or-flight response.
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Mirror neurons captured the neuroscientific zeitgeist 15 years ago, but much of their early hype has since deflated. What is their significance now?
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And other neuroscience news you may have missed in August 2022.
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The default mode network is a collection of brain regions active during quiet rest while awake.
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Brush up on your basic neuroscience knowledge with quizzes from the 3D Brain and BrainFacts.org’s Brain Trivia events.
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Test your knowledge about senses, diseases, and movements.
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Neuroscientists have long known that shut-eye helps consolidate memories in adults. Napping may play an equally crucial role in infants and young children.
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Physician-scientist Phyllis Zee lays out the implications obstructive sleep apnea can have on sleep-wake cycles and health.
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