Making memories without trying: medial temporal lobe activity associated with incidental memory formation during recognition.

@article{Stark2003MakingMW,
  title={Making memories without trying: medial temporal lobe activity associated with incidental memory formation during recognition.},
  author={Craig E. L. Stark and Yoko Okado},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 17},
  pages={6748-53}
}
Structures in the medial portions of the human temporal lobes (MTL) play a vital role in the ability to learn new facts and events, whether such learning is intentional or incidental. We examined neural activity in the MTL both while participants studied pictures of novel scenes and while they attempted to recognize which scenes had been previously presented. In a second surprise test we assessed participants' memory for items that were presented only during the previous recognition memory test… CONTINUE READING
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