Two seemingly opposing forces in the brain actually cooperate to enhance memory formation
The brain has a way to keep nervous activity in check as we learn new things and consolidate memories. Otherwise, it would gradually “saturate”, losing its ability to store any information at all. But doesn’t such a need for stability in turn limit our memory and learning powers? A new study now sheds light on this enigma.
Our work adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain performs one of its fundamental tasks: being able to encode information while still keeping a stable level of activity_ – Anna Hobbiss
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