Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
How memory is built during sleep
Neurophysiologie kognitiver Prozesse (Prof. Dr. Nikos Logothetis)
SummaryA new method allows gaining insights into the widespread network activity of the brain. The method combines electrophysiological recordings from multi-contact electrodes with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the entire brain. The methodology was applied to identify the brain areas that consistently increased or decreased their activity in relationship to hippocampal episodic memory related events, known as ripples. The findings provide new insights into the system mechanisms of memory consolidation, which can be studied in more detail in the future.