EPISODIC MEMORY

Time is just a memory

Experience unfolds continuously in time, but we remember discrete sequences of events. In this issue of Nature Neuroscience, Montchal et al. describe brain activity patterns that predict how well people remember precisely when recent events occurred. Converging evidence suggests that homologous neural machinery structures temporal representations in rats and people.

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Fig. 1: Memory time structured by behavioral episodes.

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Shapiro, M.L. Time is just a memory. Nat Neurosci 22, 151–153 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-018-0331-x

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