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Feb 10, 2020

Neuroscientists Can Now Design False Memories and Plant Them Into Animal Brains

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Jake Anderson, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times

Scientists have known for some time that specific circuits in the brain react to experiences and encode those same experiences into our minds as memories. These memories are central to our identity and the narrative we construct about ourselves and the world around us.

In past experiments, neuroscientists have been able to partially transfer memories between rodents but they have never wholesale manufactured false memories—until now.

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