How the Brain Links Related Memories
Meg Schlichting, Budding Minds Labs' principal investigator, recently wrote an article for Nature Partner Journals (NPJ)! In the article - entitled "How the Brain Links Related Memories" - Dr. Schlichting discusses how connecting new information with existing memories effectively deepens learning and enables complex cognition. She sheds light on the power of memory retrieval, the mechanisms by which retrieval occurs, as well as the outcomes of memory retrieval (e.g. strengthening, modification) that have captured the research interests of psychology and neuroscience communities alike. The remainder of the article focusses on an example of memory modification called "integration" - touching on its neural underpinnings, its manifestations inside the lab, and, importantly, its implications for the developing brain!
A super interesting read, have a look here!
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