Remember: Memory Record and Replay Handled by Same Cells

New research shows that the same neurons maintain memory-forming firing patterns for later recall
By Tabitha M. Powledge

…humans and rats employ the same brain mechanisms for memory, but use them somewhat differently. “We suggest that the mechanisms in the hippocampus which evolved first to allow ‘simple’ animals to navigate in space,” Buzs├íki wrote, “are the same as the mechanism that allows us to navigate in ‘cognitive space’, that is, from one thought to the next.”

in Scientific American

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