Lack of coordination between neural assemblies of key brain regions causes memory loss: Study

Updated: Mar 16 2023 1:19PM

New Delhi, Mar 16 (PTI) Absence of coordination between multiple neural assemblies formed within and between the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in the brain could lead to memory loss, according to a new study in mice.

The study has found that neural assemblies - multiple separate groups of neurons that join forces to process information - connected inside and across these key brain regions support learning, remembering and recalling memories.

Failure of these neural assemblies to sync together at the right time leads to the memories being lost, the study said.