The Jennifer Aniston neuron & forming memories


Neuroscientists in the UK and USA have collaborated to make “a spectacular discovery” – for the first time in human studies – of how memories are formed and new learning takes place. A collaboration between Matias Ison and Rodrigo Quian Quiroga at the Centre for Systems Neuroscience University of Leicester, UK, and Itzhak Fried at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, USA, revealed how a neuron in the brain instantly fired differently when a new memory was formed.