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Layman's question on the biology of Long-term memory.

Didier A. Depireux didier at tango.isr.umd.edu
Fri Apr 12 21:44:58 EST 2002

Odhinn <odhinn at hushmail.com> wrote:
> I have gone through a good bit of material on the internet trying to
> find the answer to this question:  Where does long-term memory reside
> in the brain?  I know the neocortex has a function in forming them,

Nobody knows, is the correct answer. The hippocampus is necessary for
_making_ memories. That's just about the only thing we are pretty sure of.
Where the memories are is unknown.


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