Neuroscience

How your brain remembers what you had for dinner last night

Confirming earlier computational models, researchers at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Arizona and Louisiana, report that episodic memories are encoded in the hippocampus ...

Neuroscience

Researchers uncover how hippocampus influences future thinking

Over the past decade, researchers have learned that the hippocampus—historically known for its role in forming memories—is involved in much more than just remembering the past; it plays an important role in imagining ...

Neuroscience

Mental time travel—an exclusively human capacity

Are humans the only ones who are able to remember events that they had experienced and mentally time travel not only into the past but also the future? Or do animals have the same capacity? To a certain extend, according ...

Neuroscience

Researchers find neural signature of 'mental time travel'

Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the first neurobiological evidence that memories ...