Memory for a recently learned environment: An fMRI study.

by Marnie Hirshhorn

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The hippocampus is required for the acquisition of new spatial memories, but its role in the long-term storage of such memories is debated. The current study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate brain activity while participants performed mental navigation tasks in a recently learned environment (downtown Toronto). Temporal lobe activity was observed in the right hippocampus and left parahippocampal gyrus (PHG) at a liberal threshold when these tasks were contrasted with a visuomotor control condition. Importantly, when the same mental navigation tasks were performed by participants with extensive experience in downtown Toronto, no hippocampal activation was observed even at low thresholds (Rosenbaum et al., 2004). Taken together, these findings provide preliminary evidence that the hippocampus may play a time-limited role in the storage and retrieval of spatial memories necessary for navigation---it is needed at acquisition and for some time afterwards, but not once expertise has been acquired.

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to investigate the hypothesis that memory for a large-scale environment is initially dependent on the hippocampus but is later supported by.

The current study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess neural activation in healthy and depressed youth to a novel task that combined emotion processing with self-face. The first study of the long-term, semantic memory network by our group involved the use of fMRI during familiarity judgments of famous and recently learned faces.

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The color stimulus needs 50 ms while facia stimulus requires. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans can show us the different locations of activity in the brain while we remember an incident, but they don’t tell us exactly how the memory.

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For their fMRI activation condition, the investigators used a task in which the patients recalled details of their respective hometowns while taking. More recently, a gradual pattern of what have we learned from fMRI about the neural mechanisms of source memory.

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memories can last a very long time, even if they have not been accessed periodically d. explicit memories are. Paradigm: Navigating in Recently Learned and Familiar Environments. Neuroimaging studies of human navigation can be roughly divided into studies that focus on recently learned environments, that is, environments learned for experimental purposes (e.g.

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The fact that memory colour could be predicted from activity in this area seems to imply that it receives strong feedback from higher visual areas, and this study adds to a growing number of.

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performed a series of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiments and proposed that the PHC was strongly involved in contextual associations [29–32].

They compared objects comprising strong contextual associations with those consisting of weak associations and found significant activation in the PHC [ 29, 30 ]. This memory group, which never learned the memory palace method, had only modest gains in the number of random words they could recall, and their brains didn't show the same changes on fMRI.

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A growing number of studies are finding that resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) learning in an experimental setting that allows for the interactions and movement that occur in a real-world environment.

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