Monday, December 28, 2009
Neuroscientists store information in isolated brain tissue; possible basis of short-term memory. First steps - artificial memory and artificial memories, artificial intelligence. "Like our own memories, the memories we created in isolated brain slices were stored in many different neurons or cells". Using isolated pieces of rodent brain tissue, it was discovered a way to recreate a type of working memory in vitro. Neuroscientists often classify human memory into three types: declarative memory, such as storing facts or remembering specific events; procedural memory, such as learning how to play the piano or shoot basketballs; and working memory, a type of short-term storage like remembering a phone number. With this particular study, Strowbridge and Larimer, were interested in identifying the specific circuits that could be responsible for working memory.
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