Category Archives: brain circuity

Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered that the role of neurons, which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain, is much more flexible than previously believed.  By studying sensory neurons in mice, the team found that the malfunction of a single molecule can prompt the neuron to make an ‘early-career’ switch, changing a neuron originally destined to process

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