Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Scientists Identify The Processes That Makes Memories Permanent
Daily Mail: How memories become permanent: Scientists identify process that controls 'rhythmic' brain waves for the first time
* Sharp wave ripples play a key role in strengthening memories
* But the mechanism that forms their shape and rhythm had not been identified
* Now, a team of researchers have found they are formed by synaptic inhibition
* They also believe it 'could be main factor in memory consolidation'
In order to remember a skill or experience, the memory needs to be strengthened through a process called memory consolidation.
Although it is known that brain waves play a key role in this process, the mechanism that forms their shape and rhythm had not yet been determined – until now.
Researchers have discovered that one of the brain waves needed for consolidating memories is dominated by synaptic inhibition, which they believe 'could be a main factor in memory consolidation'.
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WNU Editor: I like their summary (at the bottom of this Daily Mail Post) on how to boost your memory.