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Saturday, August 15, 2015

brain network

Newly discovered brain network recognizes what’s new, what’s familiar
August 14, 2015

The Parietal Memory Network, a newly discovered memory and learning network shows consistent patterns of activation and deactivation in three distinct regions of the parietal cortex in the brain’s left hemisphere — the precuneus, the mid-cingulate cortex and the dorsal angular gyrus. (credit: Image adapted from Creative Commons original by Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator; C. Carl Jaffe, MD, cardiologist.) 
Network has broad role in memory, learning processes, study suggests
New research from Washington University in St. Louis has identified a novel learning and memory brain network, dubbed the Parietal Memory Network (PMN), that processes incoming information based on whether it’s something we’ve experienced previously or appears to be new and unknown — helping us recognize, for instance, whether a face is that of a … more…

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