Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time-Stamped Brain Cells
Research reveals that new neurons in the hippocampus are time stamped - i.e. simultaneous events are permanently linked in our minds. New neurons develop daily in the hippocampus - a key area of the brain responsible for memory formation. These neurons are hyperactive early on to absorb all the events going on around them and temper off activity over time. This is, for example, why you probably know the sights and sounds of when you proposed to your spouse.