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Mysterious ‘holes’ in neuron net may help store long-term memories
http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2015/10/mysterious-holes-neuron-net-may-help-store-long-term-memories

"CHICAGO—In 1898, Italian biologist Camillo Golgi found something odd as he examined slices of brain tissue under his microscope. Weblike lattices, now known as "perineuronal nets," surrounded many neurons, but he could not discern their purpose. Many dismissed the nets as an artifact of Golgi's staining technique; for the next century, they remained largely obscure. Today, here at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers offered tantalizing new evidence that holes in these nets could be where long-term memories are stored."...
Tags: all * consciousness, brain - memory, golgi - camillo, psychology - memory
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