How the Brain Selectively Remembers New Places

The image shows the locus coeruleus, which drives neuronal circuits of the hippocampus and enables novel contextual memory. The red staining shows norepinephrine transporter (NET)-positive cells, indicating the locus coeruleus. The green staining shows adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated expressions of light-sensitive inhibitory opsin, archaerhodopsin (Arch). The blue staining shows all cells in the brain stem. / Akiko[…]

The Human Brain’s Bandwidth for Visual Images is Severely Limited

All too much; Ikea shoppers overwhelmed in the showroom, 6 July 2014, Beijing, China. Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty By Dr. Rebecca Keogh / 12.18.2017 Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience University of New South Wales Imagine you are at Ikea to pick up a sofa for your new flat. You see one you like, a wine-coloured two-seater[…]

Immigration at the Turn of the 20th Century: Two Contemporary Accounts

The Changing  Character of Immigration By Kate Holladay Claghorn Photo of Claghorn in 1912 Text and images from The World’s Work: Scribners monthly, an illustrated magazine for the people, volume 1(Scribner & Son, New York, 1900-01) Nearly half a million immigrants came to our shores during the year that ended June 30, 1900, the statistics of which[…]