Following learning, memories for events are reorganized in a time-dependent manner in distributed hippocampal–cortical networks. While previous studies have focused on neural contributions to this process of systems consolidation, a new study by Kol et al. reveals that astrocytes play crucial modulatory roles in the formation of remote memories.
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Frankland, P.W., Josselyn, S.A. Starring role for astrocytes in memory. Nat Neurosci 23, 1181–1182 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-020-0678-7