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April 2020

New paper out in Nature Communications: Linking memory-guided behavior to brain activity

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Our brains construct mental maps of the environment from the experiences of our senses. This allows us to orient ourselves, remember where something happened, and plan where we go next. In our new publication in Nature Communications, we developed a new computer model that can finely watch the brain as it orients in space and remembers things. We show that newly formed memories affect how we perceive the world around us: the more familiar our environment is, the fewer information need to be integrated. This is directly reflected in our brain activity, and can now be measured!

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