Scientists Can Implant Fake Memories in the Brain, Here’s How


Scientists can now manipulate the memories inside the brains of mice! Here’s how this new discovery can change the way we look at our own brains.

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“Which was amazing, because the memory was bogus: The mouse had never received an electric shock in that box. Rather, it was reacting to a false memory that Ramirez and his MIT colleague Xu Liu had planted in its brain.”

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“The researchers focused on astrocytes — star-shaped cells that greatly outnumber neurons — in mice, and found that when these cells overproduce a protein called ephrin-B1, the ability to retain memory weakens.”

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“This isn’t the first time Kahana’s lab has explored the impacts of brain stimulation on memory. Last year, the group showed that electrode pulses seemed to improve or worsen recall, depending on when the researchers delivered them.”


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