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Ask Dr. Universe: How do we remember stuff?

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Our brains have an incredible ability to help us remember all kinds of stuff. Of course, memory isn’t perfect. Sometimes we forget our homework or where we left our favorite cat toy.

Maureen-Schmitter-EdgecombeMy friend Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, a scientist at Washington State University, is also very curious about memory. Her research focuses on using creative technology to help people who have serious memory loss.

She explained that an important part of how we remember has to do with our hippocampus. It’s a seahorse-shaped part near the middle of our brain that plays a role in forming new memories.

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/10/17/how-do-we-remember-stuff/.

 

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