Science Daily: Storing a memory involves distant parts of the brain

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

New research from scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus shows that distant parts of the brain are called into action to store a single memory. In studies with mice, the researchers discovered that to maintain certain short-term memories, the brain’s cortex — the outer layer of tissue thought to be responsible for generating most thoughts and actions — relies on connections with a small region in the center of the brain called the thalamus. (May 19, 2017)

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