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How Neurons Behave as we Form Memories

One of the things that pushed me toward neuroscience was the desire to understand memory and how we …

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    1. M. J. Ison, R. Quian Quiroga, I. Fried. Rapid encoding of new memories by individual neurons in the human brain. Neuron. Vol. 87, Issue 1. 1 July, 2015. Pages 220 - 230.
    2. D. O. Hebb, The Organization of Behavior. Wiley, New York, 1949.
    3. S. Wirth, M. Yanike, L.M. Frank, A.C. Smith, E.N. Brown, W.A. Suzuki. Single neurons in the monkey hippocampus and learning of new associations. Science 6 June 2003: 300 (5625), 1578-1581.

The “Magic” Behind Magic Mushrooms

Take a moment to read these quotations:

“I try to judge less and forgive more. I no …

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    1. Petri, G., P. Expert, F. Turkheimer, R. Carhart-Harris, D. Nutt, P. J. Hellyer, and F. Vaccarino. "Homological Scaffolds of Brain Functional Networks." Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11.101 (2014): 20140873. Web. 13 May 2015.

    2. Griffiths, Roland R., Matthew W. Johnson, William A. Richards, Brian D. Richards, Una Mccann, and Robert Jesse. "Psilocybin Occasioned Mystical-type Experiences: Immediate and Persisting Dose-related Effects." Psychopharmacology 218.4 (2011): 649-65. Web. 13 May 2015.

    3. DEA. "Drug Fact Sheet: Psilocybin." PsycEXTRA Dataset (2012): n. pag. Web. 13 May 2015.

    4. Maclean, K. A., M. W. Johnson, and R. R. Griffiths. "Mystical Experiences Occasioned by the Hallucinogen Psilocybin Lead to Increases in the Personality Domain of Openness." Journal of Psychopharmacology 25.11 (2011): 1453-461. Web. 13 May 2015.

    5. Garcia-Romeu, Albert, Roland Griffiths, and Matthew Johnson. "Psilocybin-Occasioned Mystical Experiences in the Treatment of Tobacco Addiction." Current Drug Abuse Reviews CDAR 7.3 (2015): 157-64. Web. 13 May 2015.

    6. Bogenschutz, M. P., A. A. Forcehimes, J. A. Pommy, C. E. Wilcox, P. Barbosa, and R. J. Strassman. "Psilocybin-assisted Treatment for Alcohol Dependence: A Proof-of-concept Study." Journal of Psychopharmacology 29.3 (2015): 289-99. Web. 13 May 2015.

    7. Nutt, David J., Leslie A. King, and Lawrence D. Phillips. "Drug Harms in the UK: A Multicriteria Decision Analysis." The Lancet 376.9752 (2010): 1558-565. Web. 13 May 2015.

Alien Hand Syndrome

It’s a disorder that makes you fling your cereal away, undress yourself in public, steal merchandise, …

The living memory

Kicking off this year’s SfN Presidential Special Lecture series, Dr. Kelsey Martin presented her work exploring …

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    1. Agranoff, B.W., Davis, R.E., Casola, L. & Lim, R. (1967). Science 158, 1600-1601
    2. Lynch, M.A. (2004). Long-term potentiation and memory. Pysiological Reviews. 84:1, pp. 87-136.
    3. Benavides-Piccione, R., Hamzei-Sichani, F., Ballesteros-Yanez, I., DeFelipe, J., Yuste, R. (2006). Dendritic size of pyramidal neurons differs among mouse cortical regions. Cerebral Cortex, 16:7, pp. 990-1001
    4. Martin, K.C. (2014). The living record of memory: Gene, neurons, and synapses. SfN 2014 Presidential Lecture.