The WOW Files: Lost Memories Reactivated In Mice Using Optogenetics

by • June 1, 2015 • Neuroscience, Science, The WOW FilesComments (0)2800

“Brain researchers have been divided for decades on whether amnesia is caused by an impairment in the storage of a memory, or in its recall,” writes Susumu Tonegawa, director of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, and an author of a fascinating new study which has successfully reactivated lost memories in mice using optogenetics. “Our conclusion is that in retrograde amnesia, past memories may not be erased, but could simply be lost and inaccessible for recall.” You can read the full story by visiting and

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