Researchers funded in the FEAR MEMORY TRACE project have developed a model which may help understand how memories are created and stored.
They studied how mice brains work when acquiring memories and identified several neuronal changes during the learning process.
Based on this animal research, the scientists have proposed a computer model capable of predicting how people acquire and lose memories, a critical breakthrough in the field.
The study could open the door to new treatments for certain neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's.
Factsheet by the European Commission / 08 January 2013