Human cognition depends upon slow-firing neurons

01/03/2013 06:42

by Staff Writers
New Haven CT (SPX) Feb 28, 2013

Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of "mental sketch pad." In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of this ability - the hallmark of human cognition - and describe how a breakdown of the system contributes to diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. [Read more] ...