How your brain is like a film editor

The hippocampus may slice our continuous existence into ‘scenes’ suitable for storing memories

brain diagram with hippocampus

ACTION!  In a new study, the hippocampus (blue) was active during parts of films when one event ended and another began. That boundary-marking may help the brain package continuous experiences into discrete memories.

Henry Vandyke Carter - Henry Gray/Wikimedia Commons 

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