Time-dependent role of the hippocampus in memory storage revealed through new research led by Dr Daniel Bendor and MIT
9 May 2016
time-dependent role of the hippocampus in memory storage
has been revealed through new research led by led by Dr Daniel Bendor, Experimental
Psychology and Dr Carmen Varela, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT).
The paper, published in PLOS ONE, investigated the dynamic nature of memory storage in the brain - studying the role of the hippocampus in the storage of contextual memories in rodents.
Understanding the time course of the relocation of memories from initial storage regions to permanent storage sites in the brain is an important step for developing new therapies for memory related disorders such as Dementia.