Activity patterns of single neurons in memory-linked areas of the brain

InterestingWhy your brain has a ‘Jennifer Aniston cell’.

Research on the activity patterns of single neurons in memory-linked areas of the brain (…) point to a decades-old and dismissed theory tying single neurons to individual concepts and could help neuroscientists understand the elusive human memory.

Comments on Activity patterns of single neurons in memory-linked areas of the brain

  1. Very interesting stuff. There’s actually a few neurons I wouldn’t mind wiping clean for new storage use. Things I’d rather forget so I can remember important things.

    Such as:
    Paulie Shore Neuron
    Kathie Lee Gifford Neuron
    Phone number and address at my childhood home Neuron
    Donald Trump Neuron
    Van Helsing Neuron
    Simon Goodbody Neuron

    BTW, ever think about offering a three column version of your CMS? Lord knows I’d snap it up in a second if so.

  2. The article is interesting, but I’m not sure it makes so much sense to talk about a Jennifer Aniston cell.

    Basically, neurons are grouped in tiny aggregates within the brain. By analogy with electronics, I would tend to think the elementary information processing unit is these groups of neurons, rather than the neurons themselves.

    This would make sense, too. Best I know, interconnections, hormones and electrical ‘border effects’ (i.e. impedences, losses…) all have an impact on neurons.