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Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University have revealed for the first time the patterns of electrical activity in rat brains associated with specific memories, in this case fearful experiences.
They discovered that before rats avoid a place they feared, their brains recalled memories of the physical location where the experience occurred.
The results appear in Nature Neuroscience, and the researchers hope that understanding how the brain remembers can one day shed light on what goes wrong when memory fails, as happens in Alzheimer’s disease. - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2017/02/23/where-does-fear-live-in-the-brain/#sthash.mjnkEesO.dpuf