Researchers uncover new connection between smell and memory

The basic research has been conducted by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) one of the worlds top universities in biological sciences. It constitutes one of the first known collaborations between the two main research units of the University Medical Center (MedUni Geneva) and is conducted with external funding from the Federal Ministry of Education Culture and Sports.

mechanisms of the brain and the brain region in addition to smell have long been studied. This research demonstrates that the sensory information can contribute to the formation of memories which are highly salient and interesting. We have shown for the first time how the intensity of the stimulus evokes long-term memories formed by a series of activated neuronal cells of the cingulate cortex a brain area that processes exposure to sensory stimuli and thus enables us to learn from them explains researcher Michel Janssen who is a senior author of the study which has just been published in Nature Neuroscience.

The discovery and the research conducted on mice be the first research collaboration among Physiologists Pharmacologists and the scientists involved in the body of the pepper. The results of this research will help us understand how animals are able to form long-lasting memories of specific smells rather than only the many things surrounding them. We also know that these long-term memories are not only important to animals but are also automatic and contextual point the archaeologist Marc-Oliver Thelwiets researcher at a think tank Peace Institute and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

What was the study about?

They are a bunch of studies which have just been published in Nature Neuroscience. Some of the findings were carried out at the Leibniz Research Institute in Germany and one in England. We wanted to put the research together in a scientific manner so that we could demonstrate that the stimulated neurons in the cingulate cortex of the left hindbrain produce long-term memories of specific odors to react explains Janssen one of the major authors of the study.