The ghosts of brain states past: remembering reactivates the brain regions engaged during encoding.

Abstract

There is growing evidence that the brain regions involved in encoding an episode are partially reactivated when that episode is later remembered. That is, the process of remembering an episode involves literally returning to the brain state that was present during that episode. This article reviews studies of episodic and associative memory that provide… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0017937

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