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Cell. 2011 Oct 28;147(3):493-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.10.005.

Two routes for remembering the past.

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  • 1Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA.


Which brain circuits underlie retrieval of distant memories? Goshen et al. (2011) use a powerful optogenetic-based approach to reveal the critical contribution of the hippocampus to remote memory retrieval. In so doing, they provide new evidence toward resolving a long-standing debate in cognitive neuroscience.

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