How A Virtual Mouse Maze Is Helping Scientists Understand Memory

By analyzing the brains of mice as they count the dots they see in a virtual-reality maze, Harvard scientists say they've come to a new understanding of how short-term memory works. See an illustration of their discoveries in the video below.

What A Virtual Mouse Maze Says About Memory

Learn about the scientific discoveries we've made using VR mouse mazes.

Are Memories Reliable?

The human memory doesn't work the way you think it does.

Is Google Killing Your Memory?

Find out what happens to your memory when every answer is a Google away.

Written by Curiosity Staff October 26, 2016

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