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NIH-funded study reveals how human brain separates, stores, and retrieves memories

Researchers have identified two types of brain cells involved in organizing discrete memories. This finding improves our understanding of how the human brain forms memories and could have implications in memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative and published on March 7 in Nature Neuroscience. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Toronto Western Hospital were involved in the study, which was funded by the NIH BRAIN Initiative, the National Science Foundation, and Brain Canada.

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