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Brain activity shows the prime time to form memories


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A new study from UC San Diego suggests that the brain is better at committing things to memory when it is prepared. The researchers discovered that when neurons are activated in the hippocampus, the brain’s ability to form new memories is enhanced. 

The experts analyzed neuronal recordings from the brains of epilepsy patients while they were introduced to a series of words. The researchers found that if the firing rates of hippocampal neurons were already high before an individual was presented with a word, that particular word was more successfully encoded and recalled later.

Experiments were designed for the patients to either see or hear a steady stream of words. The individuals were asked to indicate whether each word was new or if it was a repeat. 

The researchers calculated the average number of times a neuron fired in response to every word that was introduced. The team also documented the neuronal firing rates immediately preceding each word. 

Source: https://www.earth.com/news/brain-activity-shows-the-prime-time-to-form-memories/

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CautiousLurker

Welp, good to know what I have to do to avoid remembering stuff :vegas:

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