Bite-size science: The brain remembers without staying the same

A new paper published this month in the journal Cell describes an unexpected finding about memory. Researchers used to think that memory required specific activity from the same brain cells over time. This new result shows something different. Check out the infographic to learn more!




Laura N. Driscoll, Noah L. Pettit, and Matthias Minderer, et al. (2017). Dynamic Reorganization of Neuronal Activity Patterns in Parietal Cortex, Cell.

Kayleen Schreiber

Kayleen is obsessed with the brain. After majoring in neuroscience at Vanderbilt University, she went straight to a PhD program in neuroscience at the University of Iowa. She currently studies how our brains process speech. She measures electrical changes produced by the brain to understand how the gender of a person talking influences how we hear their speech. Outside the lab, she works to get others excited about science and occasionally plays the bassoon.