[Source: Psych Central]
This new paradigm enables a more complete picture of how memory works and can inform research into disorders liked Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s,post-traumatic stress, and learning disabilities.
“Previous models of memory were based on fast activity patterns,” said Terry Sejnowski, Ph.D., holder of Salk’s Francis Crick Chair and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
“Our new model of memory makes it possible to integrate experiences over hours rather than moments.”
Over the past few decades, neuroscientists have revealed much about how long-term memories are stored.