How do we remember for so long?

Recently my paper was published in eLife.  It deals with an important question: How do we maintain long-lasting memories?. The eLife feature team did a great job in writing a layman summary for this paper which I am reproducing below: The brain stores memories by changing the strength of synapses, the connections between neurons. Synapses … Continue reading How do we remember for so long?

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The state of science reporting in our media

The quality of science reporting in newspapers, if it exists at all, is abysmal. Some might even add the quality of any section in most newspapers is abysmal. Probably this has more to do with the quality of training of journalists than the ability or willingness of papers to find spaces in science section. Since … Continue reading The state of science reporting in our media

Course Review: Basic Neurobiology/Neuroscience at NCBS Bangalore

Basic Neurobiology course offered at NCBS Bangalore consists of 4 modules of around 6 lectures each, plus a couple of labs on electrical models of cells. Each lecture is around 90 minutes. Usually there are three lectures a week but sometimes two lectures and a tutorial or lab-session is also organized. The TA support is … Continue reading Course Review: Basic Neurobiology/Neuroscience at NCBS Bangalore