Mar 17, 2022

Long-Suspected Turbocharger for Memory Found in Brain Cells of Mice

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Floods of calcium that originate from hippocampal neurons can also boost learning, a new study reports.

Source: Columbia University.

Scientists have long known that learning requires the flow of calcium into and out of brain cells. But researchers at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute have now discovered that floods of calcium originating from within neurons can also boost learning. The finding emerged from studies of how mice remember new places they explore.

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