Past experiences affect recognition, memory: Study University of Guelph

IMAGE: Prof. Boyer Winters holds a model of the human brain. view more Credit: University of Guelph New research from the University of Guelph on the brain and memory could help in developing therapies for people with schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study by psychology professor Boyer Winters and his research team was published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience. Their work sheds new light on the internal workings of the brain, specifically regions involved in recognizing and remembering objects. “Our study suggests that past experience with an object alters the brain circuitry responsible for object recognition,” said Winters. “It has significant implications for our understanding of multisensory information processing.” Multisensory integration is an important part of memory, Winters said. For example, if you hold something while blindfolded, chances are you…


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