In quest to understand human brain, false memories are planted in mice

  • by: JAMES GORMAN New York Times
  • Updated: July 25, 2013 - 8:28 PM

The vagaries of human memory are notorious. A friend insists that you were at your 15th class reunion when you know it was your 10th. You distinctly remember that another friend was at your wedding, until she reminds you that you didn’t invite her. Or, more seriously, an eyewitness misidentifies the perpetrator of a terrible crime.

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