Manipulations of the mind that were once the terrain of futuristic fantasy are now one step closer to becoming reality. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology successfully implanted a false memory in the brain of a mouse, an idea that is reminiscent of science-fiction movie.
Researchers were able to generate a false memory and study its neural and behavioral interactions with true memories.
“It is possible to generate an internally-represented and behaviorally-expressed fear memory via artificial means” the report on Science reads.
The possibility of implanting a false memory is a great achievement for science, that may help treat some emotional problems in future.
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