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Utility of the Idling Brain: Abstraction of New Knowledge

Author:
Buzsáki, György, Fernández-Ruiz, Antonio
Source:
Cell 2019 v.178 no.3 pp. 513-515
ISSN:
0092-8674
Subject:
brain, experimental design, humans, magnetoencephalography
Abstract:
Using clever experimental design and exploiting the high temporal resolution power of magnetoencephalography, Liu et al. show in humans how “offline” reactivation of brain patterns allows the abstraction of new knowledge from previous experience. The key mechanism may involve hippocampal sharp-wave ripples.
Agid:
6543744