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Neuroscientists Plant False Memories in the Brain


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Memory cells

MIT neuroscientists identified the cells (highlighted in red) where memory traces are stored in the mouse hippocampus.

Credit: Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu

The phenomenon of false memory has been well-documented: In many court cases, defendants have been found guilty based on testimony from witnesses and victims who were sure of their recollections, but DNA evidence later overturned the conviction.

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