Researchers Find-Out How Brains Remember Things

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 16:03

Researchers from Oxford University have understood that learned knowledge is stored in different brain circuits.

According to the Medical Express report, the researchers from the Department of Experimental Psychology, the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) and the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, used an MRI scanner to observe changes in parts of the brain associated with learning and learned experiences while volunteers completed tasks that involved a reward.

They found that the changes seen in the participants' neural pathways associated with learning were different depending upon how each person had learned the new skill.

Miriam Klein-Flugge of the Department of Experimental Psychology, said: "This research shows that we have multiple networks in the brain that help us store learned knowledge or associations, which means that damage to one part of the brain will still leave alternative mechanisms available for learning.”

"We also learned that some of this knowledge is very persistent, and the brain does not forget about it even when it becomes irrelevant, while knowledge acquired through an alternative learning mechanism is more flexible and can more easily be changed to new knowledge."

The full article, "Multiple associative structures created by reinforcement and incidental statistical learning mechanisms," is published in Nature Communications.

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