Comment: Dr Eva Feredoes comment on repeated remembering 'wipes similar memories' study
Release Date 17 March 2015
"This is a great neuroimaging study from a high calibre group. We know that memories compete with each other at different stages while they are being remembered and when they are retrieved, with the losers of the competition forgotten from memory. How the brain solves the competition is something we at Reading are actively working on.
‘Solving this complex ‘competition' could pave the way for new research into new treatments in diseases that affect memory, such as dementia. Importantly, there are now several techniques to improve brain function. Combined with these results, we have viable mechanisms and brain areas to target with these techniques. This opens up more doors for researchers in the quest to improve our memory in health and disease."