Nobody perfectly understands how our memory works. Actually, it is one of the biggest unsolved questions in biology right now. We just know that the brain consists of very complicated cells called neurons, and these build up very complex networks in which they connect to each other by small structures called dendritic spines.
Artem Komissarov, PhD student at the Cell and Developmental Biology research group, leaded by Sebastian Maurer at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), explained how our memory and neuronal transport systems work. The talk given by the young researcher, with a duration of less than 10 minutes, was framed within the first edition of the Biennal Ciutat i Ciència, an initiative that offered, through February 2019, more than 70 free scientific outreach activities in many different institutions of Barcelona, such as the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).