An Illuminated State of Mind
This image beautifully represents the novel engram physiology data in Ryan et al., Science (2015). Importantly, this preparation shows individual engram and nonengram cells being studied simultaneously. Courtesy of Susumu Tonegawa/MIT.
How the Brain Encodes Time and Place
This study is a collaborative work of various authors which includes MIT postdoc Takashi Kitamura, senior author is Susumu Tonegawa, the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience and director of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at ...
Q&A: Memory man
Susumu Tonegawa unlocked the genetic secrets behind antibodies' diverse structures, which earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1987. Having since moved fields, he tells Keikantse Matlhagela about his latest work on the neuroscience ...
Switching on happy memories 'perks up' stressed mice
Neuroscientists have discovered that artificially stimulating a positive memory can cause mice to snap out of depression-like behaviour. Brain cells storing a good memory were labelled and then later re-activated, after the mice were stressed. "Turning ...