Colgin lab publishes in Neuron

The Colgin lab recently published a paper in the journal Neuron entitled “Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks”.  This research suggests that your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves.  These data may provide insight into the cognitive and memory disruptions seen in diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s, in which gamma waves are disturbed.

link to UT Austin press release:
http://www.utexas.edu/news/2014/04/17/neurons-spatial-memory/

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