"He is featured in one of two research papers in the current edition of
Nature magazine that show, just like computers, our brains have separate
storage areas for working memory and archive information. "
Separate research reported by French scientists at the University of
Bordeaux, also in the current Nature magazine, explains what could be
Their experiments on mice show that although the brain stores recent spatial
memories in the hippocampus, after a certain period - within 25 days in
mice - these recollections are re-filed or downloaded to an archive area in
the brain's outer regions."