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Brain development controlled by epigenetic factor

Research into hippocampus has implications for learning and memory
Tue, 2015-03-10 15:30

McGill researchers have discovered, for the first time, the importance of a key epigenetic regulator in the development of the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with learning, memory and neural stem cells. Epigenetic regulators change the way specific genes function without altering their DNA sequence. By working with mutant mice as models, the research team, led by Prof. Xiang-Jiao Yang, of McGill’s Goodman Cancer Center & Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, was able to link the importance of a specific epigenetic regulator known as BRPF1 to the healthy development of a region in the hippocampus called the dentate gyrus.

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HOW EXTREME FEAR SHAPES WHAT WE REMEMBER

Fri, 2015-02-06 16:52

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Total recall: the science behind it

Study identifies new player in brain function and memory
Fri, 2014-11-14 11:09

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Memory and Alzheimer’s: towards a better comprehension

Research by Dr. Sylvain Williams shows that the flow of activity in the hippocampus, a brain region essential for memory, is actually bidirectional, rather than just unidirectional
Wed, 2014-09-03 13:40

A study just published in the prestigious Nature Neuroscience journal by, Sylvain Williams, PhD, and his team, of the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, opens the door towards better understanding of the neural circuitry and dynamic mechanisms controlling memory as well of the role of an essential element of the hippocampus – a sub-region named the subiculum.

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Important advance in brain mapping and memory

Discovery sheds light on where visual memories are born
Sun, 2014-08-10 13:22

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How the brain recognizes familiar music

McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we’ve previously heard a tune
Wed, 2014-03-12 09:57
Palmer Lab, McGill

Research from McGill University reveals that the brain’s motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor learning could improve or protect memory or cognitive impairment in aging populations. The research is published in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

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