Fake Memories Can Now Be Implanted...In Mice

By Luke Y. Thompson in Tech
Friday, July 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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Don't get too excited, now, mouse-kind. We can't yet create a detailed reminiscence about a piece of Danish blue cheese you've never had, or that one time you reunited with your Papa while wearing a giant blue hat. What we can do is trick you into thinking we tortured you in a chamber where we actually didn't. (We did torture. Just in a different location. The extraordinary rendition of mousedom.)

Come to think of it, this really sounds more like post-traumatic stress disorder than memory implantation. But if we could get even one mouse to squeak out "Myy...Name...Issss...NAHHHT FIEVEL!", it'll be worth it.

h/t Gallen_Dugall.

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