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Scientists have explained why we tend to forget some things

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr8,2024

Scientists explained why we tend to forget some things

Scientists have discovered a mechanism , which allows the formulation of long-term memories/Ben Sweet

Scientists from the Grossman School of Medicine at New York University have revealed one of the secrets of our brain. It refers to the process of forming and storing memories.

New research reported by SocialCareToday has found that there is a “decision-making” process in the brain. It determines which experiences are considered important enough to be stored as long-term memories.

Why we forget some things

This science-discovered system provides a better understanding of why some memories remain and others others disappear. Scientists have concluded that experiences that make us stop and think are more likely to become long-term memories. An important role in this is played by sharp wave pulsations, known as sharp rip waves, which are activated in moments of pause after intense experiences.

Experiments with mice have confirmed this theory. Sharp wave pulsations were particularly active during quiet pauses, highlighting that the brain uses these moments to store important impressions.

Scientists explain why we tend to forget some things

We remember better what made us think/Photo by Bruce Mars

Scientists believe that understanding these mechanisms can open up new opportunities for developing treatments for various mental illnesses and improving memory. This research opens up new perspectives in the fight against serious diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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