Neuroscience

Brain activity predicts later recollection

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Science  13 Feb 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6223, pp. 733
DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6223.733-b

When people remember details about a specific event (a process referred to as “recollection”), a part of their brain called the core recollection network is highly active. To better understand the underlying connectivity of different brain regions involved in recollection, King et al. scanned the brains of people while they were retrieving earlier memories. Memory retrieval led to increased activity in specific areas of their brains, both in the core recollection network and in other regions. By analyzing the active areas in different people, areas of functional connectivity emerged. More accurate recollections correlated with greater connectivity among these different regions.

J. Neurosci. 35, 1763 (2015).

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