Scientists implant false memories into mice- explain why high school reunions are so awkward

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been able to implant false memories into mice using fiber optic cables. While the existence of false memories is nothing new, having been demonstrated for nearly twenty years, but this would be the first experiment to implant those memories directly. Such techniques may one day provide new therapies for the emotionally scarred, such as plane crash survivors, war veterans, or Seattle Mariners fans. The technique would be even better if would work on groups, such as the people present when your reporter had too much tequila one Christmas Eve. Continue reading