Sunday, July 1, 2012

Neuronal Conversations

Did you know that neurons have “conversations” with each other? The conversations neurons have as they form and recall memories have been decoded by Medical College of Georgia scientists. For their studies, MCG scientists combined new technology and computational methods with century-old Pavlovian conditioning. In CA1 of the hippocampus, researchers used 128 electrodes capable of monitoring a handful of neurons each to simultaneously record the conversations of 200 to 300 neurons as mice learned to associate a certain tone with a mild foot shock 20 seconds later.( And remember, my book "Age-Proofing Your Memory" (4 versions) is available on

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