Massachusetts Institute of Technology
An MIT study of the neural circuits that underlie memory process reveals, for the first time, that memories are formed simultaneously in the hippocampus and the long-term storage location in the brain’s cortex. This image shows memory engram cells (green and red) which are crucial for permanent memory storage in the prefrontal cortex.
Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation
New findings challenge standard model of memory consolidation.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
April 6, 2017