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Long-term memories remain 'silent' for about 2 weeks before reaching a mature state, a new study reports.
An MIT study of the neural circuits that underlie memory process reveals, for the first time, that memories are formed simultaneously in the hippocampus and the long-term storage location in the brain’s cortex. This image shows memory engram cells (green and red) which are crucial for permanent memory storage in the prefrontal cortex. NeuroscienceNews.com image is credited to Takashi Kitamura.