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Information in Brain Cells' Electrical Activity Combines Memory, Environment and State of Mind

July 16, 2013

image of Memory Lane street sign The information carried by the electrical activity of neurons is a mixture of stored memories, environmental circumstances and current state of mind, scientists have found in a study of laboratory rats. The findings offer new insight into the neurobiological processes that give rise to knowledge and memory recall. Full Story

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