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Turning off major memory switch dulls memories

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – A faultily formed memory sounds like hitting random notes on a keyboard while a proper one sounds more like a song, scientists say. When they turned off a major switch for learning and memory, brain cells communicated, but the relationship was superficial, said Dr. Joe Tsien, neuroscientist [...]

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Eliminating useless information important to learning, making new memories

By   /  January 9, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Joe Z. Tsien, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and Co-Director of the GRU Brain & Behavior Discovery Institute.

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – As we age, it just may be the ability to filter and eliminate old information – rather than take in the new stuff – that makes it harder to learn, scientists report.

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