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January 15, 2005

New theory challenges current view of how brain stores long-term memory

Topics: Medicine

(...)  "Our subjective experience of permanence is a result of the re-duplication of memories across many different brain networks."

(...)  "So does memory form because you make more protein, as most neuroscientists believe, or because you change the shape of existing proteins, which are known to be strategically located to effect change within milliseconds of activation?"

Medical News Today
How do you remember your own name? Is it possible ever to forget it? The memory trace, or engram, "feels" like it is stored permanently in the brain and it will never be forgotten.

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Posted by Hyscience at January 15, 2005 2:35 PM

I was going to make an insightful comment, but I forgot what it was. ;-)

BTW, the new header design looks great!

Posted by: Beth at January 16, 2005 12:19 AM

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