Study Reveals Where Memories of Familiar Places Are Stored in the Brain
Published in Memory.
Summary: Researchers have identified three areas of the posterior cerebral cortex that bridge the brain’s perception and memory systems.
Source: Dartmouth College
As we move through the world, what we see is seamlessly integrated with our memory of the broader spatial environment. How does the brain accomplish this feat? A new study from Dartmouth College reveals that three regions of the brain in the posterior cerebral cortex, which the researchers call “place-memory areas,” form a link between the brain’s perceptual and memory systems.