Melding Two Memories Into One
Reporting in Science, researchers write of linking a mouse’s innocuous memory of a room with a more fearful memory of getting an electric shock—causing the mouse to freeze in fear upon seeing the safe room. Study author Steve Ramirez of M.I.T. and memory researcher Mark Mayford of The Scripps Research Institute discuss the implications for modifying human memories.
Mark Mayford is an associate professor in neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.
Steve Ramirez is a graduate student in the brain and cognitive science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.