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Could 'Total Recall' become a reality ?


Posted on Saturday, 27 July, 2013 | Comment icon 8 comments


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Scientists have been able to successfully implant memories of events that never happened in to mice.

The idea of giving someone false memories is well known from science fiction movies such as 'Total Recall' in which Arnold Schwarzenegger has memories of a holiday to Mars implanted in to his brain. The study indicates that it is possible to hold memories of something that didn't happen and has even raised concerns over the validity of witness testimonies in court.

"Whether it's a false or genuine memory, the brain's neural mechanism underlying the recall of the memory is the same," said senior researcher Professor Susumu Tonegawa. "Humans are highly imaginative animals. Just like our mice, an aversive or appetitive event could be associated with a past experience one may happen to have in mind at that moment, hence a false memory is formed."

"Scientists genetically modified mice so that their brain cells produced a light sensitive chemical when they formed new memories."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin on 28 July, 2013, 3:00
Well, that happens to me all the time, but I call it my spouse.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Twinkle Arora is back on 28 July, 2013, 4:48
Well, that happens to me all the time, but I call it my spouse. LOL!!!
Comment icon #3 Posted by kwin on 28 July, 2013, 6:20
ooooooooooo' What if this was done to the Tsarnaev brothers. . . . . .
Comment icon #4 Posted by Parsec on 28 July, 2013, 14:20
Reading the article, I'd say untill we don't bioengineer ourself we'll be safe
Comment icon #5 Posted by Mentalcase on 28 July, 2013, 14:30
This will not be good.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Twin Peaks on 28 July, 2013, 20:07
Id love a trip around the rings of Saturn! Sign me up. Next ill try that secret agent from Mars.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Ugly1 on 28 July, 2013, 21:55
Makes me wish I had three hands.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Odds on 29 July, 2013, 8:42
I can maybe see a practical application for things like PTSD, but this is still a very slippery slope if tested on humans...


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