Researchers uncover how hippocampus influences future thinking


Date:December 6, 2016

Source:Boston University Medical Center

Summary: Over the past decade, researchers have learned that the hippocampus — historically known for its role in forming memories — is involved in much more than just remembering the past; it plays an important role in imagining events in the future. Yet, scientists still do not know precisely how the hippocampus contributes to episodic imagining — until now. Researchers have determined the role of the hippocampus in future imaging lies in the process of constructing a scene in one’s mind.

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