DYING MEMORIES: Is this what forgetting looks like?

by Rozalyn Simon

Doctoral student

Linköping University

This is brain tissue from a patient that had Alzheimer’s disease. Using a single probe we are able to visualize the interplay between Amyloid Beta plaques and Tau protein neurofibrillary tangles. When exploring these biological correlates of neuron loss and AD pathology, I am suspended between the actuality of my research and the fantasy of illuminating lost memories and the dying neurons of those who eventually became lost, even to themselves. Is this what forgetting looks like?

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