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Why living in the moment is impossible: Study finds decision-making memories stored in mysterious brain area

The sought-after equanimity of "living in the moment" may be impossible, according to neuroscientists who've pinpointed a brain area responsible for using past decisions and outcomes to guide future behavior. The study, based on research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and published today in the professional journal Neuron, is the first of its kind… Continue reading Why living in the moment is impossible: Study finds decision-making memories stored in mysterious brain area

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Marijuana Reveals Memory Mechanism

Until recently, most scientists believed that neurons were the all-important brain cells controlling mental functions and that the surrounding glial cells were little more than neuron supporters and “glue.” Now research published in March in Cell reveals that astrocytes, a type of glia, have a principal role in working memory. And the scientists made the… Continue reading Marijuana Reveals Memory Mechanism