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University of Minnesota Discovery Gives Insight Into Brain 'Replay' Process
March 11, 2010
The hippocampus, a part of the brain essential for memory, has long been known to "replay" recently experienced events. Previously, replay was believed to be a simple process of reviewing recent experiences in order to help consolidate them into long-term memory. However, University of Minnesota research shows the phenomenon of memory replay is a much more complex, cognitive process that may help an animal maintain its internal representation of the world, or its cognitive map.
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