Scientists capture video of molecules forming memories in real time

Scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York made a short video that shows how the brain cells make memories.

The team marked particles in the brain called messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules with fluorescent tags.

These molecules code for a substance called beta-actin protein, a key player in making memories.

By stimulating neurons in the hippocampus (the part of ​​the brain where memory is formed), the researchers made the creation and storage of memory visible.

Watch the video of the process in action below: