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Scientists ripped a memory from one snail and injected it into another

A team of neuroscientists at UCLA yesterday unveiled the results of an experiment involving snail brains that could radically change our understanding of how memories work. That is, if the rest of the scientific community can suspend its disbelief long enough to give the group’s ideas serious consideration. The scientists, led by Dr. David Glanzman, extracted RNA from the brains of Aplysia – sea slugs – and then injected it into the brain of another Aplysia. According to the researchers’ white paper, this resulted in the transfer of memories from...

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Published By: Thenextweb.com - Tuesday, 15 May