Investigating the targeted reactivation of deprioritized memories has its perks! Here, lab manager Zall Hirschstein discusses the details of a recent experiment while wearing our collaborator Rythm’s “Dreem” EEG headband at the Hudson/Berkshire SfN chapter’s annual conference. He and fellow lab member Noah Libby spent their summer in the Bard Summer Research Institute working on developing […]
Could a hippocampal “suppression mode” yield unintended consequences while driving down memory lane? A recent publication reviews the evidence.
New findings support the broad principle that retrieval suppression is achieved by regulating hippocampal processes in tandem with domain-specific brain regions involved in reinstating specific content, in an activity-dependent fashion. Upsetting events sometimes trigger intrusive images that cause distress and that may contribute to psychiatric disorders. People often respond to intrusions by suppressing their retrieval, […]