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That Sounds Familiar, But Why?

Mathematical theories called global similarity models appear to correctly explain processing in the medial temporal lobe, an area of the brain associated with long term memory.
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Shining a Light on Memory

Using optogenetics, researchers have been able to inactivate and then reactivate memory in genetically engineered rats.
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How Brains Remember and Correct

Researchers detect brief bursts of neural activity oscillating in two specific areas of a mouse brain just before the animal makes a correct choice, either when planning an action or correcting a mistake.