Researchers Observe New Complexity of Traveling Brain Waves in Memory Circuits
Published in Memory.
Summary: A new micro-grid recording device allowed researchers to measure hippocampal activity in epileptic patients. They found brain waves travel back and forth across the brain structure, integrating messages from different areas of the brain.
Researchers at UC San Francisco have observed a new feature of neural activity in the hippocampus – the brain’s memory hub – that may explain how this vital brain region combines a diverse range of inputs into a multi-layered memories that can later be recalled.