August 27, 2013
Epigenetics: Memories Written onto DNA
John Timmer, Ars Technica
Nerve cells communicate through short, fleeting pulses of electrical activity. Yet some memories stored in the brain can persist for decades. Research into how the nervous system bridges these two radically different time scales has been going on for decades, and a number of different ideas have picked up some experimental support.
TAGGED: Epigenetics, Memory, Methylation