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Thursday August 15, 2013

Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu TED Talk: What if We Could Alter Our Memories? (VIDEO)

Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu TED Talk: What if We Could Alter Our Memories? (VIDEO)

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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.