Share This article For much of the history of brain science, the word “engram” has been a bit of a catch-all term, referring to the hypothetical physical incarnation of memory. If this turned out to be a storm of electrical activity, then that’s what the engram would be; if it turned out that networks of physical neurons were the home of specific memories, then an engram was that, instead. Lately, though, the word has gotten a lot more specific. We now have the term “memory neurons” to refer to the nerve cells of the hippocampus, which seem to play a crucial role in storing and retrieving memories. Since the original proof that at least some memory is localized to specific physical neurons just a few short years ago, understanding of the physical basis of memory has advanced at a ligh
Jeff Golden/WireImage Graham Nash performs at The Greek Theatre on October 3, 2014 in Los Angeles. Graham Nash shutter-shames concertgoers who’d rather take photos than listen to the music at his shows. “We point it out,” says Nash, a two-time Rock and Roll of Fame inductee, once with The Hollies and again with Crosby, Stills & Nash. “It’s getting insane. Why would you pay good money to see a concert and watch it all through an iPhone? (Fans) are using their camera as their memory of an event rather than witnessing the event. “There are 300 million cameras in this country, but only 12 photographers,” he adds with a laugh. Nash, who seems to count himself among those dozen sharp shooters, will be moonlighting as a shutterbug when he shares a spotlight with fellow photographers Joel Bern
Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for MOCA Musician Pharrell Williams poses with Larry Gagosian Enlarge StreetEasy Gagosian had owned the property for nearly 30 years Enlarge Gagosian, pictured with Pharrell Williams, had owned the property for nearly three decades The world's most powerful art dealer is checking out of his longtime Upper East Side digs. Larry Gagosian, the silver-haired art mogul famed for working with artists such as Cy Twombly and Richard Serra, has sold his stunning carriage house on E. 69th St. for $ 18 million, according to public records filed with the city Wednesday. The buyer of the property, at 147 E. 69th St., is Sascha Bauer, chairman of Long Island City’s beloved SculptureCenter. Gagosian had owned the former stable turned luxe private home since 1988, when h
Allen Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital Just married! Stephanie Tallent got hitched, and then was pushed into the maternity ward, where she gave birth less than two hours later. She was not about to give birth without getting married. Texas mom-to-be Stephanie Tallent was getting a routine ultrasound at a Houston hospital when the nurse made a non-routine announcement. The 41-year-old was in active labor, the nurse said, and her cervix was dilated five centimeters. Her scheduled Caesarean section was three weeks away. "I was really excited for the appointment," Tallent told People. "It was a growth ultrasound, and I was excited to find out how much the baby weighed. I had no idea it would turn into this." Allen Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital Stephanie Tallent and Jason Nece got married ...
LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images British model Naomi Campbell, infamous for her temper, received a six-month prison sentence from a Sicilian court for a 2009 attack on a cameraman, which injured the man’s eye. Naomi Campbell learned the hard way to never go in against a Sicilian — especially a Sicilian court. The supermodel has received a six-month suspended prison sentence after scratching the eye of a photographer. Campbell, 45, was found guilty of assault by the Sicilian court, reports the Mirror. The lawyer for Campbell, Guido Carlo Alleva, said they will appeal the ruling, according to a statement to People. The attack happened in August 2009 when cameraman Gaetano Di Giovanni was taking photos of Campbell and her then boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin. Campbell, famed for
ninaagdal via Instagram Real swimsuit models eat ice cream. Nina Agdal got a pint of Momofuku soft serve ice cream delivered Wednesday. That’s some Momofuking good service. Sports Illustrated cover girl Nina Agdal doesn’t wait in line when she’s craving ice cream — she gets it delivered. “Hi David! How long will it be u think?” the Danish model texted a delivery person named David, not to be confused with the culinary mastermind behind the Momofuku empire chef David Chang, who waited in line for her. The 23-year-old swimsuit stunner proudly posted the screen shot of the conversation to her Instagram page Wednesday. Agdal’s rep tells the Daily News she ordered a pint of soft serve with extra crunchy Corn Flakes via delivery service Postmates. ninaagdal via Twitter Agdal got Momofuku soft se