The Silvalab just published a paper in Nature reporting a mechanism that links memories across time. Although mechanisms involved in encoding, storing and retrieving memory have attracted a great deal of attention, the processes that allocate individual memories to specific neurons within a network have remained elusive. Similarly, although the processes that connect and link information across time are critical for survival, they have also remained unexplored. This paper from the Silvalab, using methods, such as optogenetics and a new generation of head mounted fluorescent microscopes, showed that the mechanisms that modulate memory allocation in neuronetworks are critical to link memories across time.
News about this finding: Neuroscience News, ScienceDaily, BrainBlogger