MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Subject: Is it possible to 'create' artificial memories?

Date: Sat Apr 6 18:34:52 2002
Posted by Gabe Snyder
Grade level: 10-12 School: No school entered.
City: No city entered. State/Province: WA Country: usa
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 1018136092.Ns

I understand that if a presynaptic cells release of neurotransmitter often 
causes action potentials in a certain postsynaptic cell, the connection between 
the two cells is strengthened. I believe this is known as "long term 
if this is true, could not scientists then watch synaptic action in one brain, 
as a memory is made, and then electrically stimulate neurons in another brain 
the same way, to create a "false" memory? 

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