How the brain makes new memories while preserving the old

Posted by on October 3, 2016 4:08 pm
Categories: Science

A new mathematical model has been developed that helps to explain how the human brain’s biological complexity allows it to lay down new memories without wiping out old ones — illustrating how the brain maintains the fidelity of memories for years, decades or even a lifetime. This model could help neuroscientists design more targeted studies of memory, and also spur advances in neuromorphic hardware — powerful computing systems inspired by the human brain.

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