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How is memory stored?

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July 26, 2018
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When it comes to memory, it's more than just 'location, location, location.' New research suggests that the brain doesn't store all memories in 'place cells,' the main type of neuron in the hippocampus, a structure crucial for navigation and memory. Instead, memories seem to be powered by a subset of hippocampal cells that have little to do with location and more with context or episodes.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180726162738.htm

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This research is ongoing, but it sounds like the engram cells act like sort of a search engine, finding and connecting memories. That's an added step, compared to what was believed, but apparently, and nature is usually right, a necessary one.
Good research.

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