Textbooks did not tell most students that:
“Scientists are meant to know what’s going on, but in this particular case, we are deeply confused”, a recent article at The Atlantic begins.
It’s about the way nervous system cells don’t simply lay down memories and keep them. The memories drift from neuron to neuron, quite contrary to textbook claims and traditional neuroscience assumptions.News, “Researchers can’t explain: Memories drift from neuron to neuron” at Mind Matters News
Not the textbooks’ fault. It’s a moving target. Only their fault if they keep insisting otherwise, dogmatically.
Takehome: The mobile memories are only one of many recent remarkable neuroscience finds that have been challenging textbook wisdom.
See also: Your mind vs. your brain: Ten things to know