How the Brain Manages Short-Term Memories

A new computational algorithm shows how the brain maintains information in the short term using specific types of neurons.

If you’ve ever forgotten something mere seconds after it was at the forefront of your mind–the name of a dish you were about to order at a restaurant, for instance–then you know how important working memory is. This type of short-term recall is how people retain information for a matter of seconds or minutes to solve a problem or carry out a task, like the next step in a series of instructions. But, although it’s critical in our day-to-day lives, exactly how the brain manages working memory has been a mystery.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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