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News 2016: (US) Wired Magazine Article: "New Clues to the Mystery of How Our Brains Keep Time" (by Emily Singer, 17 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 17, 2016 - 09:57 AM

"Over the last few years, a handful of researchers have compiled growing evidence that the same cells that monitor an individual’s location in space also mark the passage of time. This suggests that two brain regions ...

—the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex, both famous for their role in memory and navigation—can also act as a sort of timer.

In research published in November, Howard Eichenbaum, a neuroscientist at Boston University, and collaborators showed that cells in rats that form the brain’s internal GPS system, known as grid cells, are more malleable than had been anticipated. Typically these cells ..."

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