The organization of recent and remote memories

  title={The organization of recent and remote memories},
  author={Paul W. Frankland and Bruno Bontempi},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
A fundamental question in memory research is how our brains can form enduring memories. In humans, memories of everyday life depend initially on the medial temporal lobe system, including the hippocampus. As these memories mature, they are thought to become increasingly dependent on other brain regions such as the cortex. Little is understood about how new memories in the hippocampus are transformed into remote memories in cortical networks. However, recent studies have begun to shed light on… 
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