We all share events in life that are common: a memorable dance, attending a wedding, eating at a friend’s house. As a result, our brain activity based on those experiences is similar. At the same time, each of us is unique, and we express a different neural “fingerprint”—a recognizable but unique pattern—in our memories of such events.

Learn more in MedicalXpress.com: “Memories create ‘fingerprints’ that reveal how the brain is organized”