Research report 2021 - Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Hippocampal inhibitory interneurons modulate sequence generation during memory encoding

Authors
Wang, Yingxue
Departments
Forschungsgruppe Neuronal Mechanisms of Episodic Memory
Summary
Memory captures our daily experiences and shapes who we are. Yet our brain does not passively record individual moments, but internally processes these moments in the hippocampus, where they are linked into interconnected sequences of episodic memories. There, some neurons activate sequentially as an animal navigates through space or performs a memory task. As if the memory were being retraced, the same sequence reoccurs whenever the task is repeated.

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