Scientists still haven’t solved mystery of memory

Excerpt from the March 19, 1966, Science News

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BRANCHING OUT  In 1966, researchers thought that the branching ends of nerve cells (mouse neurons shown) might store memories in the human brain. 50 years later, these information-processing dendrites are still thought to play a role in memory, but the intricacies remain mysterious. 

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