Researchers at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered that a circuit in the anterior thalamus of the brain, was essential for remembering how to navigate a maze (in mice). The research also showed that in elder mice this circuit was weakened, but could be revived by activity enhancement.
Identifying this part of the brain can bring us closer to reversing the effects of memory loss in the future. Surgery shouldn’t have to affect other parts of the brain, meaning this could lead to the cure.
Head over to PNAS by clicking here to read the full article by the researchers of MIT.
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