Thursday, 15 August 2013

A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory.

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Can we edit the content of our memories? It’s a sci-fi-tinged question that 

Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu are asking in their lab at MIT. 

Essentially, the pair shoot a laser beam into the brain of a living mouse to activate and manipulate its memory. 

In this unexpectedly amusing talk they share not only how, but -- more importantly -- why they do this.

When Steve Ramirez published his latest study in Science, it caused a media frenzy. Why? 
Because the paper was on implanting false memories in the brains of mice. Full bio »

After studying how to generate a fruit fly able to learn much faster than normal, 
Xu Liu's latest work investigates how to activate and deactivate specific memories in mice. Full bio »

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