More Retrosplenial Cortex stuff.
Fascinating to me: Atrophied Retrosplenial Cortex is found in Alzheimer’s Patients but not Dementia. This is fascinating.
See, the Retrosplenial Cortex I’m learning holds onto what’s FAMILIAR to you. Places you recognize. Objects you recognize. People you recognize. If the “familiarity circuit” is damaged, everything’s new. Everybody’s new. And lack of familiarity is scary, particularly if you now lack the ability to form familiarity.
A substitute Retrosplenial Cortex would solve it. A memory chip of familiarity. But we’re far from that. But someday they’ll figure it out.