Brain cells: Special neurons may signal when to start new memories

Recordings from electrodes in people‚Äôs brains reveal that certain neurons in the hippocampus show a burst of activity to mark the boundary between different events Mind 7 March 2022 , updated 7 March 2022 By Clare Wilson Illustration of neurons in the hippocampus KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A newly discovered kind of brain cell involved … Read more

Genetically altered brain cells in mice can be controlled with ultrasound

A new technique called sonogenetics uses ultrasound to switch on and off genetically altered brain cells. It has been successfully tested in mice, and could be a future tool for treating brain conditions such as Parkinson’s or epilepsy in humans Health 9 February 2022 By Clare Wilson Neurons (magenta) in a mouse brain Salk Institute … Read more