A new study by Columbia University researchers has offered new insight into how the human brain remembers different events.
According to the study, the brain replays and prioritizes high-reward events in order to retain memories that offer value in future decision making. Trivial events are filtered out to preserve memories containing important information. Researchers found this process requires multiple windows of time: one immediately after the rewarding event and a longer overnight one in order to shape the memory.
The researchers were able to collaborate using NYSERNet’s R&E network.
Read more about the study here.