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Brain’s “memory center” is needed to recognize image sequences, but not single sights

July 26, 2021

Brain’s “memory center” is needed to recognize image sequences, but not single sights

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

A new MIT study of how a mammalian brain remembers what it sees shows that while individual images are stored in the visual cortex, the ability to recognize a sequence of sights critically depends on guidance from the hippocampus, a deeper structure strongly associated with memory but shrouded in