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Posts tagged with ‘brain’

Why do some memories stick out more than others? And we’re not just talking about the dramatic wedding day-type of reminiscences - but rather, those ordinary moments that comprise an otherwise forgettable day. Totally burned in our memory. Was it something we ate that day? A particular sensory effect?

During an interview with UCSF neuroscientist Steve Finkbeiner at his office in the Gladstone Institutes, we asked him what his thoughts were on this matter.