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Using a Supercomputer to Understand Synaptic Transmission – Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers present an all-atom molecular dynamic simulation of synaptic vesicle fusion. Source: Texas Advanced Computing Center Let’s think for a second about thought—specifically, the physics of neurons in the brain. This topic has been the lifelong interest of Jose Rizo-Rey, professor of Biophysics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Our brains have …

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Want to Understand Delusions? Listen to the People Who Have Them

Want to Understand Delusions? Listen to the People Who Have Them

For the first decades of Sohee Park’s career in schizophrenia research, she rarely stopped to consider what life was like for her research subjects. Now a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, Park made a name for herself by studying working memory—the quick, scratch-pad-like memory that helps us keep track of what we’re doing. By …

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