In the Brain, Memories Are Tied to Place (The Atlantic)

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The Atlantic logoDartmouth’s David Bucci and colleagues have discovered evidence that links a little-studied region of the brain with the formation of what is called “episodic memory formation,” reports The Atlantic.

“Researchers had known that a network of brain regions contributed to this function, but they weren’t sure how or what. Recent evidence had indicated the hippocampus was in fact less important in this process of immediate sense-making than earlier hypothesized, but researchers weren’t sure what other processes were at play. Bucci and his team now suggest that it’s the retrosplenial cortex that dictates that immediate sense-making,” the magazine notes.

Bucci is a professor of psychological and brain sciences.

Read the full story, published 8/12/14 by The Atlantic.