8 classic movies about memory manipulation, and how they inspired real neuroscience

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Memory-Movies

Total Recall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindInception. In today’s talk, MIT neuroscientists Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu admit that their latest study [ted_talkteaser id=1813] — in which they located a specific memory in a mouse’s brain and designed a system to activate and deactivate it at will — might remind people of these movies. And there is a good reason for that: because the experiment was, in part, inspired by them.

“We began touching on these ideas mainly because all of us are huge fans of movies like Inception … For me personally, looking to Hollywood is a great source of questions,” Ramirez said in a recent interview with Fast Company Labs, about the study he describes in this talk. “I feel that Hollywood is a repository of all these fantastic ideas, because nobody in Hollywood is limited.”

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  1. Pingback: Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu: A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory. – [TED Talks] | mostly music

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