Adaptive memory systems for remembering the salient and the seemingly mundane

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


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


  • Norepinephrine