A fundamental lower-bound on memory recall precision, which declines with storage duration and number of stored items, is derived, and human performance is shown to be well-fit by this theoretical bound.
Combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches reveal how learning suppresses the microRNA system to trigger de novo synthesis of plasticity proteins, a missing link in the current model of microRNA-mediated translation in persistent synaptic plasticity and memory.
Acetylcholine, a common modulator in the brain, controls spike-frequency adaptation by specifically attenuating Ether-a-go-go related K+ currents, thereby explaining many cortical network statistical changes often observed in vivo.
A grooming sequence is produced by a neural architecture that readies different movements simultaneously, and a mechanism where prioritized suppression between the movements determines their sequential performance.
An analysis of review, promotion and tenure documents from 129 US and Canadian universities suggests institutions could better fulfill their public missions by changing how they incentivize the public dimensions of faculty work.