Human Intelligence Just Got Less Mysterious

A new study argues the way in which humans store memories is key to making human intelligence more superior to that of animals.

Neuroscience experts from the University of Leicester have released research that breaks with the past 50 years of neuroscientific opinion, arguing that the way we store memories is key to making human intelligence superior to that of animals.

It has previously been thought that pattern separation in the hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for memory, enables separate groups of neurons to store memories so that memories don’t get mixed up.

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