Scientists implant fake memories into mice

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

BBC News: Mice were fooled into confusing a pleasant environment with an unpleasant one by a team of scientists that inserted false memories into the mice brains.

The researchers conditioned a network of neurons to respond to light, making the mice recall the unpleasant environment.

Reporting in Science, they say it could one day shed light into how false memories occur in humans.

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