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What is your memory style?

New research shows that the tendency to remember episodic details versus facts is reflected in intrinsic brain patterns
Tue, 2015-12-15 16:29

Why is it that some people have richly detailed recollection of past experiences (episodic memory), while others tend to remember just the facts without details (semantic memory)?

A research team from the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences has shown for the first time that these different ways of experiencing the past are associated with distinct brain connectivity patterns that may be inherent to the individual and suggest a life-long “memory trait”.  

The study was recently published online in the journal Cortex.

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Contact: Kelly Connelly
Organization: Baycrest Health Sciences
Office Phone: 416-785-2432
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New evidence confirms link between IQ and brain cortex

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:45

Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study

Rate of change in the thickness of the brain’s cortex is an important factor associated with a person’s change in IQ, according to a collaborative study by scientists in five countries including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro