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How working memory gets you through the day

October 24, 2018

How working memory gets you through the day

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Important because it is mundane, working memory gets us through each day by allowing us, for example, to follow the receptionist’s directions to find the doctor’s office, or to sort through the costs and benefits of one set of tires versus another at the dealership.

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Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI

October 22, 2018

Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Researchers commonly study brain function by monitoring two types of electromagnetism — electric fields and light. However, most methods for measuring these phenomena in the brain are very invasive.

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