Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Terrifying Mind Control Research

Researchers have implanted fake happy memories in mice.  Am I the only person that finds this terrifying?  What's even scarier is how the researchers did it:

As the mice slept, the electrodes detected when a place cell was active and delivered stimulation to the MFB. The stimulation did not wake the rats, so any positive association developed by the mice to the place in their environment was entirely done when they were not active.

And they have plans to start trying this in humans.  The researchers want to use it to help cure people from PTSD.  But, I think I read about a different type of moral/emotional sleep education in a book once...

Full story appears in Nature.