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memory research

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A Circuit for Change

Researchers identify a region of the hippocampus which is sensitive to small changes in familiar context.
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How Depression Blurs Memories

The more depressed a person is, the harder it is for them to distinguish between similar items or experiences, a new study finds.
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Memory Related Brain Network Shrinks with Aging

Researchers find brain regions associated with memory shrink as adults age. This decrease in size is more pronounced in those who later develop neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
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How Old Memories Fade Away

Researchers discover a gene essential for memory extinction. The finding could lead to new treatments for PTSD.