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Scientists Erase, Restore Rats’ Memories, Offering Clues for Alzheimer’s.

Optogenetics are the machinery that allows primitive organisms, such as algae, to be controlled by light from the sun. Malinow surgically implanted optogenetics into the rats' brains, which in turn made the brains sensitive to light - in this case, blue light.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is a fascinating article on the use of optical waves to erase and retrieve memories. The implications are actually quite scary.n

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