The posterior hippocampus tracks distance to a newly learned location, as well as familiar environments. By contrast, when navigating a familiar location, the retrosplenial cortex takes over responsibility for tracking distance. The findings shed light on how the brain navigates and encodes spatial information.
A new study reveals that over night, the brain automatically preserves memories for important events and filters out other, less relevant information. The findings provide new insight into the processes that help guide decision making and human behavior.
A new study reports the brain mechanisms responsible for triggering memory are identical, whether a person is awake or asleep.
A new study sheds additional light on how the brain consolidates memory during sleep. Researchers report rapid fluctuations in gamma band activity in the hippocampus during nREM sleep helps facilitate memory reactivation.
Summary: According to researchers, naps in combination with overnight sleep may work together to benefit emotional memory consolidation in young...
Researchers report our ability to identify and categorize visual information is an active process similar to memory stabilization.
A new study looks how it may be possible to help reduce trauma associated with bad memories while we sleep.