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, […]
Undergraduates Sean Murphy, Clarence A. L. Brontë, Zall Hirschstein, and Zien Hodge (pictured from left to right) spent some of their spring break presenting the lab’s recent work at the International Convention of Psychological Science. Congratulations to the entire lab for sharing the memories.