Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: September 17, 2014
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Discovery Unveils Source of Visual Memories
With heartfelt thanks,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing BrainHQ in English and French.
McGill University researchers have discovered the specific area in the brain where visual information first gets transformed into short-term memory. Published in Nature Neuroscience
, the discovery may also shed light in understanding schizophrenia and other diseases involving hallucinations.
Which Brain Area Motivates us to Exercise?
Published in the Journal of Neuroscience
, researchers have discovered a region in the brain that regulates the desire to run and participate in activities we find rewarding. Known as the dorsal medial habenula, it has the ability to control mood and motivation. The discovery holds promise for developing more effective depression treatments.
Another Clue Discovered as to How Memory is Shaped
A new study published in Neuron magazine
and led by researchers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Kids discovered which precise neurons are selected to store a given memory and where this storage takes place. A better understanding of this process is critical to developing more effective memory disorder treatments.