Dissociable neural mechanisms for goal-directed versus incidental memory reactivation.

@article{Kuhl2013DissociableNM,
  title={Dissociable neural mechanisms for goal-directed versus incidental memory reactivation.},
  author={Brice A. Kuhl and Marcia K. Johnson and Marvin M. Chun},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 41},
  pages={16099-109}
}
Remembering a past event involves reactivation of distributed patterns of neural activity that represent the features of that event-a process that depends on associative mechanisms supported by medial temporal lobe structures. Although efficient use of memory requires prioritizing those features of a memory that are relevant to current behavioral goals (target features) over features that may be goal-irrelevant (incidental features), there remains ambiguity concerning how this is achieved. We… CONTINUE READING
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