Search Results

Showing results 31-34 of 34 for 'Memory'

  • memories_ptsd_israel21c.jpg
    Could Erasing Traumatic Memories One Day Eradicate PTSD?

    Israel21c reports on research by optogenetics pioneer Dr. Ofer Yizhar. Working with Weizmann colleague Prof. Rony Paz and others, Dr. Yizhar showed that weakening the communication between two parts of the brain reduced fear levels in mice. “This new technique may one day help extinguish traumatic memories in humans – for example, in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.”

  • 2017-06-ACWIS-Enews-final.jpg
  • nachum-ulanovsky-tn.jpg
    Mapping the Social Landscape

    Whether we’re playing a team sport or just strolling through the park, we’re continually aware of the positions of those around us – and where each is heading. Scientists have, in recent decades, pinpointed neurons called “place cells” in our brains that encode our own location in the environment, but how our brains represent the positions of others has been a mystery. Published in Science, new Weizmann Institute of Science research in bats reveals a sub-population of neurons that encode the specific locations of other bats that are flying nearby.

  • Social Place Cells - Weizmann Institute of Science.jpg