A team from the University of California in Los Angeles looked into the brain of laboratory rats. As a result, scientists received information about the organization of the neurons responsible for memory. All the process occurring in the nervous system, were recorded with a miniature microscope Miniscope.
During the experiment, the animals lived a normal life. This allowed the specialists to collect data about the mechanisms of storage and use of information, the formation of connections between neurons. Scientists looked at how the aging memory.
The obtained data, experts say, will help you better understand the mysterious nature of brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The study of the higher nervous processes – is an important development of modern medicine, without which it is impossible to create new treatments.