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Memory Corrolation to Hearing 'Discovered' by UCI Neurobiologists

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posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 10:43 PM
The priority of memory has been asserted by UCI neurobiologists to be related to auditory stimulii. By studying the behaviour of rats who were trained to recieve water by pressing a bar that emitted a particular tone, the auditory portions of the brain were ascertained to respond in corrolation to the tone.

By examining how sounds are registered during the process of learning, UC Irvine neurobiologists have discovered a neural coding mechanism that the brain relies upon to register the intensity of memories based on the importance of the experience.

"This memory code may help explain both good and poor memory," said Norman Weinberger, a professor of neurobiology and behavior in UCI’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. "People tend to remember important experiences better than routine ones."

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It may also one day be possible to manipulate these codes to control what and how we remember – not only basic sounds, but complicated information and events.

One of the important quotes in this article, in my opinion. By having the capacity to understand the chemical markers taht are associated with memory, you can then extrapolate events and concepts that associate with a given individual. It's really just a matter of understanding what any given individual is inclined to react to.....understanding what chemicals cause various manifestations of behaviour and attitudes is preclusive to manipulation.......

And that is the 'paranoid' take on this study.

The benefitial respects are actually just as engrossing. Mental disorders and behavioural problems are indoubtedly related to the memory of the individual's experience. The capacity to evoke memory is reminescent of treatment and coping strategies....the capacity to understand how memory is achieved is reminiscent of being able to actually pinpoint the area of memory and the context of that memory in an individual's experience and potentially re-define the level of priority said individual allows the memory......this is actually a point, in my opinion, where psychology can be integrated into an actual science.....or at last bridged.

It's just another 'code.' How do real life events equate into a person's behaviour?

This is actually an exciting news piece in that it brings to light efforts to determine what exactly memory is. Memory, after all, is what defines are lives and futures.

[edit on 12-9-2005 by MemoryShock]

[edit on 12-9-2005 by MemoryShock]

[edit on 25-9-2005 by asala]


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