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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