Neuroscience is for everybody! Knowing Neurons is a website focused on educating college level students and the general public about the field of neuroscience and the role of biomedical research in advancing medical knowledge.
We publish articles that highlight recent advances in neuroscience and exciting new scientific technologies. Our writers are masters, graduate, and post-doctoral students, who are experts in their field of neuroscience. To keep our articles approachable, we support each article with useful visuals, easy-to-follow illustrations, and infographics.
The goal of Knowing Neurons is to energize and educate young scientists in an exciting and dynamic way, while emphasizing the importance of fundamental research in revealing the inner workings of the mind.
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Imagine having a memory that haunts you, sneaks into your daily thoughts and turns over on itself in your dreams. Escape seems impossible. Now imagine you are injected with a virus that blocks the expression of a certain protein known to reactivate memories. With minimal side effects and the small chance of erasing or altering … Continue reading →
Hui K. (2014). The ethics of molecular memory modification, Journal of Medical Ethics, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2013-101891
Anderson M.C. (2014). Neural mechanisms of motivated forgetting, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18 (6) 279-292. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2014.03.002
Marzi T. & Stefania Righi (2014). Emotions shape memory suppression in trait anxiety, Frontiers in Psychology, 4 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.01001
Wu-Zhang A.X., S. Nabavi, R. Malinow & A. C. Newton (2012). Cellular Pharmacology of Protein Kinase M (PKM ) Contrasts with Its in Vitro Profile: IMPLICATIONS FOR PKM AS A MEDIATOR OF MEMORY, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287 (16) 12879-12885. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.m112.357244