Researchers are figuring out how we make memories — and how to study better
Imagine the face of someone you know very well — someone you love.
It probably isn’t that hard to pull up a pretty good mental picture that captures a look they get in their eye, the specific contours of their face, and a handful of unmistakable details.
“Clearly, that information comes from memory,” neuroscientist Ueli Rutishauser tells IE. “But how information is brought back into conscious experience is really only beginning to be understood,” he says. “It's a deep mystery, one of the very deep questions."
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