25 August 2017

How does human memory work?

How does human memory work? A team of scientists based at the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute in Texas has recently managed to identify over 100 genes in our genetic make-up that are connected to the process of memory formation in the brain and allow us to remember a variety of things, from formative childhood moments to ATM pin numbers. The scientists hope that their findings will advance our understanding of memory processing and help in the development of treatments for conditions involving memory impairment, including Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy.


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