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  1. How the Brain Mind-Maps Memories to Locations

    Scientists have discovered that our brains, much like digital cameras, engage in “geotagging” to associate memories of events with the places where they occurred. By recalling special cells that “fuse” to memories, the brain’s hippocampus creates a mental map that links events with specific locations. While this major discovery explains why we can almost always remember where a significant event took place, researchers are still on the hunt for “time stamps” or cells that connect memories with particular chronological periods. The puzzle of how the human mind creates context has another piece, but there’s still a long way to go before it is complete.

    Source: NPR

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