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Oct 16, 2020

Remembering Novelty

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Researchers have identified a signaling pathway in the hippocampus that plays a critical role in creates novel memories about new environments.

Source: IST Austria

Imagine going to a café you have never been to. You will remember this new environment, but when you visit it again and again fewer new memories about the environment will be formed, only the things that changed will be really memorable. How this long-term memory are regulated is still not fully understood. Ryuichi Shigemoto from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in cooperation with researchers from Aarhus University and the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan now have uncovered a new keystone in the formation of memories.

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