Pioneer exploration of inhibitory synapse plasticity in memory stabilisation: interview with Professor Jack R. Mellor

How can memories prevail for long with sufficient specificity and accuracy? University of Bristol researchers recently published results[1] that contribute to understanding memory acuity and its resistance to interference. Following a new line of research on long-term modifications in the brain, termed synaptic plasticity, provided insight on stable memory formation in the hippocampus.… Read the rest

Optogenetics, Memory, and Their Application in Other Spheres

A rat is exposed to a low-frequency light after a new gene addition causing the expression of opsins due to use of optogenetics. [Source undetermined]
The jury sat and listened to the witness, wondering whether the memories being presented to them were real.… Read the rest