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The hippocampus helps to solidify the pattern of connections that form a memory but the memory itself depends on the solidification of connections between the individual brain cells". This refers to the phenomenon called Long Term Potentiation which regulates synaptic strength between neurons. Certain patterns of firing (high frequency) causes the post ...


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The phenomenon you describe is known as tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon, where you know there is a word, and you feel it's "right on the tip of the tongue, but doesn't come out". The phenomenon is normal and tends to worsen with age. Only in case it becomes so strong that it seriously interferes with daily life, it can be considered a medical condition (anomic ...



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