NYSCF Innovator Explores Short Term Memory

NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Dr. Christopher Harvey and his team at Harvard Medical School published their latest research exploring how short term memories are formed. Using mice and a virtual navigation task, the scientists showed that short term memories can emerge from different groups of neurons in the general dynamics of learning the task over and over again, not necessarily from a winner-take-all model of one neuron group beating out all others.

Understanding how memories form is a critical step to discovering new treatments for memory and thought disorders and injuries.

Read the paper in Nature Neuroscience 

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