Memory replay prioritizes high-reward memories University of California – Davis

IMAGE: Why do we particularly remember the high points of experience? Using functional MRI, UC Davis neuroscientists were able to able to identify a signal in the hippocampus associated with a… view more Credit: Charan Ranganath Why do we remember some events, places and things, but not others? Our brains prioritize rewarding memories over others, and reinforce them by replaying them when we are at rest, according to new research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience, published Feb. 11 in the journal Neuron. “Rewards help you remember things, because you want future rewards,” said Professor Charan Ranganath, a UC Davis neuroscientist and senior author on the paper. “The brain prioritizes memories that are going to be useful for future decisions.” It’s estimated that we only retain detailed memories…


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