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Mnemonic Training Reshapes Brain Networks to Support Superior Memory

Overview of attention for article published in Neuron, March 2017
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Title
Mnemonic Training Reshapes Brain Networks to Support Superior Memory
Published in
Neuron, March 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.02.003
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Authors

Martin Dresler, William R. Shirer, Boris N. Konrad, Nils C.J. Müller, Isabella C. Wagner, Guillén Fernández, Michael Czisch, Michael D. Greicius, Dresler, Martin, Shirer, William R., Konrad, Boris N., Müller, Nils C.J., Wagner, Isabella C., Fernández, Guillén, Czisch, Michael, Greicius, Michael D.

Abstract

Memory skills strongly differ across the general population; however, little is known about the brain characteristics supporting superior memory performance. Here we assess functional brain network organization of 23 of the world's most successful memory athletes and matched controls with fMRI during both task-free resting state baseline and active memory encoding. We demonstrate that, in a group of naive controls, functional connectivity changes induced by 6 weeks of mnemonic training were correlated with the network organization that distinguishes athletes from controls. During rest, this effect was mainly driven by connections between rather than within the visual, medial temporal lobe and default mode networks, whereas during task it was driven by connectivity within these networks. Similarity with memory athlete connectivity patterns predicted memory improvements up to 4 months after training. In conclusion, mnemonic training drives distributed rather than regional changes, reorganizing the brain's functional network organization to enable superior memory performance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 3%
United Kingdom 5 2%
Germany 4 2%
Canada 3 1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Other 5 2%
Unknown 220 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 65 26%
Researcher 57 23%
Student > Bachelor 37 15%
Student > Master 34 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 5%
Other 46 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 57 23%
Psychology 56 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 44 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 29 12%
Unspecified 18 7%
Other 48 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1478. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 October 2017.
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