Adaptive memory systems for remembering the salient and the seemingly mundane

Behav Brain Sci. 2016 Jan;39:e221. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X15001922.

Abstract

In an adaptive memory system, events should be prioritized in memory based on their own significance, as well as the significance of preceding or following events. Here we argue that tag-and-capture models complement the GANE (glutamate amplifies noradrenergic effects) model by describing a mechanism that supports the transfer of memory benefits from one event to the next.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Mental Recall*
  • Norepinephrine / physiology
  • Transfer, Psychology

Substances

  • Norepinephrine