Researchers prove living memories can be edited

Jun 28, 2018, 8:58 AM EDT
(Source: Enrico/flickr)
(Source: Enrico/flickr)

Do you ever wish you could wipe out the memory of an embarrassing moment deeply etched into your brain or perhaps enrich the recollections of a special moment with some artificial tinkering? Well, the scientists at the University of California, Berkeley are demonstrating a technology that could do it at the snap of fingers.

The researchers can now simulate thousands of neurons using holographic projections to trick the brain into thinking of something previously not experienced as one of its memories, notes Fanatical Futurist.

The idea can be compared to pasting and editing memories just like we handle our Microsoft Word documents. The technology could one day be used to fake or stimulate sensations lost as a result of trauma.