How schema and novelty augment memory formation

  title={How schema and novelty augment memory formation},
  author={Marlieke T. R. van Kesteren and Dirk J. Ruiter and Guill{\'e}n Fern{\'a}ndez and Richard N. A. Henson},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
Information that is congruent with existing knowledge (a schema) is usually better remembered than less congruent information. Only recently, however, has the role of schemas in memory been studied from a systems neuroscience perspective. Moreover, incongruent (novel) information is also sometimes better remembered. Here, we review lesion and neuroimaging findings in animals and humans that relate to this apparent paradoxical relationship between schema and novelty. In addition, we sketch a… CONTINUE READING
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