Researchers identify method of creating long-lasting memories UT Southwestern Medical Center

IMAGE: Dr. Robert Greene (right), Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Alex Sonneborn, in the UTSW neuroscience graduate program, stand next to a Zeiss Axoskop2, optogenetic… view more Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center DALLAS – Sept. 7, 2016 – Imagine if playing a new video game or riding a rollercoaster could help you prepare for an exam or remember other critical information. A new study in mice shows this link may be possible. Attention-grabbing experiences trigger the release of memory-enhancing chemicals. Those chemicals can etch memories into the brain that occur just before or soon after the experience, regardless of whether they were related to the event, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. The findings, published in Nature, hold…


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