New research from scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus shows that distant parts of the brain are called into action to store a single memory. In studies with mice, the researchers discovered that to maintain certain short-term memories, the brain’s cortex — the outer layer of tissue thought to be responsible for generating most thoughts and actions — relies on connections with a small region in the center of the brain called the thalamus. (May 19, 2017)
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