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COGNITION AND GENES

Genes that give our brains their rhythms

How does the intricate balance of gene regulation and expression within individual neurons relate to electrophysiological oscillations and, ultimately, cognition? In a new study, Berto and colleagues take an important step toward addressing this question by correlating oscillatory biomarkers of successful memory encoding with gene expression on a within-participant basis.

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Fig. 1: Linking gene expression to brain oscillations and cognition.

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Khanna, A.R., Williams, Z.M. Genes that give our brains their rhythms. Nat Neurosci 24, 455–456 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00805-9

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