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Find out how our brain makes memory out of real life incidents

Our brain is an amazing organ which has immersed in it deep conundrum inside it. There are millions and billions of nerves and cells making the brain work. They can hold numerous emotions, they can bury some old memories which sprang up suddenly. Millions of small memories, mathematics formula, all the lines of books which we have read a some point of our life are suppressed within this amazingly mysterious organ of our body. Most importantly, a brain can create memory. This truth surpasses all computers, all super-computers and all big technologies.

Find out how our brain makes memory out of real life incidents

Now in this topic, we shall throw some light on memory formation in brain and its importance. The brain has a part called the middle temporal lobe which is responsible for the memory formation from real life events. Once a minute issue is met with this part of the brain, the person loses his/her memory, gets victim of several scaring diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. Sudden trauma can also cause damage and consequently diseases like traumatic brain injury, or epilepsy.

Matias Ison from University of Leicester in Britain. is working on this topic. He said, “It was impressive to see how individual neurons signaled the learning of new contextual associations between people and places and that the changes in firing could occur just after one instance.” He also added, “This was also compatible with basic mechanisms underlying episodic memory formation.”

Memory formation from real incidents require super fast change of the neurons which in medical term is known as single-neuron interpinnings of episodic memory formation. This very finding remained un-discovered for a long time. In order to observe the phenomenon, researchers carried out an experiment with the brains of epileptic patients. The scientists tracked down the activity of more than 600 individual neurons using electrodes implanted in the medial temporal lobe of 14 epileptic patients suffering from severe epilepsy.

When some pictures were shown to them, they could identify pictures of people, such as family members and famous actors and athletes, and places etc. Later on, they were shown some more pictures. Those pictures composed of people they have known or met before and places. The patients could figure out an association between different objects of the composite picture.

The next step will be to study how the long term memories are formed within their brain. The experiment and the study is in progress and we shall update more information very soon.

Find out how our brain makes memory out of real life incidents - Last modify: July 6th, 2015, Author: Debaleena
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  • Vladimir Dula

    It is amazing how brain can simultaneously do all that things – all sensations, movements, thoughts, memories and feelings that are the result of signals that pass through neurons.

  • Sumit Kaundal

    its great to know these things, i was one of them who was also searching many times on the internet about our brain workings, this is really very informative, my personal experience said that thing we seen and repeat many times remain for long long time in our brain.

  • Praveen Kumar

    awesome article.we know the power of brain.bot this article gives information about the human brain more than our brain knows.thanks

  • Sai T

    Its great to know about the facts of functioning of brain.I can say that the human brain will recall the information in a fraction of seconds where as it takes a big analysis and effort when we try to develop an algorithm for a small brain function.

  • Frank Magati

    It is indeed amazing how the brain works. Can’t believe it surpasses even the mighty super computers. Imagine of how it simultaneously carries out all the body functions.