Why do small details play such a large roll in some of our memories? “‘Our finding explains, at least partially, why seemingly irrelevant information like the colour of the shirt of an important person is remembered as vividly as more significant information such as the person’s impressive remark when you recall an episode of meeting this person,’ said co-author and professor of neuroscience Susumu Tonegawa. … The data also showed that irrelevant information that follows the relevant event rather than precedes it is more likely to be integrated into long-term memory.”
For generations, physicists have been searching for a quantum theory of gravity. But what if gravity isn't actually quantum at all?
Embedded in a cell phone or in accessories such as rings, bracelets or watches, the novel tools aim to make it easier to manage hypertension. But they must still pass several tests before hitting the clinic.
Without even realizing it, we’ve actually become pretty god-like in our powers.
The study is a solid step toward developing gene therapies against neurodevelopmental disorders.
Lab experiments showed Caribbean box jellyfish are quick studies of their environment.
“Breach of Containment” in Japan? (The Three Most Feared Words in the Lexicon of a Nuclear Scientist)
The three most feared words in the lexicon of a nuclear scientist is “breach of containment,” i.e. an uncontrolled release of radiation into the environment. It appears that we may […]