Memories ‘geotagged’ with spatial information

Human brain cells are able to include spatial information in their memories, which enables people to recall experiences that happen in the same place.

Research participants played a video game where they had to deliver items in a fictional town, and had to tell researchers afterwards what items they delivered. Researchers found the neurons associated with a particular region of the neural map activated immediately before a participant named the item.

The findings suggest the spatial and episodic memory functions of the hippocampus are intimately related.

Read more at University of Pennsylvania