Lateral inhibition keeps similar memories apart

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 09:50 in Psychology & Sociology

Our brains are able to store memories of very similar events as distinct memories. This, for example, allows you to find your car even though you parked it in a different spot the previous day, and even though the two memories are very similar. Researchers are deciphering how the brain computes this pattern separation in a brain region called the dentate gyrus.

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