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How brains form memories

Prof. Dr. Bernd Grünewald, Institut für Bienenkunde, Inst. for Cell Biology and Neuroscience; on July 4, 2011

Learning and memory are essential for our human experience. However, forming memories is a universal ability of all nerve systems, since all animals learn from memories. By altering the properties of nerve cells in the brain, memories can be stored and accessed. How do neuroscientists track down the molecules of memory? How does one investigate a “learning” brain? The scope of learning research in modern neurobiology ranges from mammals and humans to bees and sea snails. Discover more about what your brain does during learning and why neuroscientists can help you to keep it in top form.

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