Thursday, February 09, 2012

LunchTalk: (TED) How your brain knows where you are.

How do you remember where you parked your car? How do you know if you're moving in the right direction? Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.


Now, I understand how the Method of Loci works for content memorization. The brain creates content-related neuron firing patterns that are co-located with spacial neuron firing patterns. When you activate location-based neurons you also activate content-related memory neurons.

tags: lunchtalk, brain, memory, psychology

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