Every memory you have of your childhood, your first crush, your parent’s face, is all thanks to this process in your brain. Below is a video of a mouse’s brain taken by scientists at the University of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Here’s how it works… Memories are made by messenger ribonucleic acids (mRNA) that encode the protein β-actin. The protein, which shapes and structures the neurons in your brain, iss then traced as they stimulate the hippocampus- the area of the brain that is the most efficient at storing memories.
The awesome thing is that your brain is doing this right now…