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Fake Memories Can Now Be Implanted…In Mice

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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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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist