Science outreach with Lies Deceuninck

To have a conversation and interact in a meaningful way, you have to be constantly aware of what has already been said. You have to remember the recent past. But how does that work? How does our brain create a memory? Lies Deceuninck, PhD student in our lab, explains it in this 3-minute video forContinue reading “Science outreach with Lies Deceuninck”

What makes memories stronger?

Our new paper on hippocampal replay is out. Congrats to Frédéric Michon and the rest of the team! A team of scientists led by Fabian Kloosterman found that highly demanding and rewarding experiences result in stronger memories. By studying navigation in rats, the researchers traced back the mechanism behind this selective memory enhancement to so-called replay processes inContinue reading “What makes memories stronger?”