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Brain and Memory

The study of how the brain forms a memory is a fascinating and complex enquiry that has captured the attention of a number of disciplines: psychology, biological science, medicine, computational neuroscience, and even philosophy. Perhaps the most significant recent contributions come from biology, molecular and systems, which investigate how the brain actually stores information. Advances in related disciplines and medical imaging techniques have greatly informed this investigation. Magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion spectrum imaging, for example, have allowed for investigation of brain shape, and function and connectivity between brain regions, while advances in computational neuroscience have linked brain function to neuronal networks, and biological science has investigated how these networks communicate on a cellular level to form a memory. Memory is no longer thought of ...

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