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Dementia

03 December 2010

Forget what you know about memory

Memory difficulties such as those seen in dementia may arise because the brain forms incomplete memories that are more easily confused.

Memory difficulties such as those seen in dementia may arise because the brain forms incomplete memories that are more easily confused, new research from the University of Cambridge has found. The findings are published in the journal Science.

Dr Lisa Saksida, from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, said: "This study suggests that a major component of memory problems may actually be confusion between memories, rather than loss of memories per se.

 

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