Mad scientists figure out how to write memories to brains, take over Earth

October 19, 2009 at 7:57 am | Posted in Marketing & Ads | Leave a comment

Call us crazy, but we’re guessing one Gero Miesenböck of the University of Oxford has been watching just a wee bit too much Fringe. Gero here, along with a few of his over-anxious colleagues, has seemingly figured out a way to actually write memories onto a fruit fly’s brain using only a laser pen and three-fourths of a Ouija board. We know what you’re thinking, and we’re thinking the same. But all terrifying thoughts aside, what if boffins could burn memories of hard lessons learned into our minds without us having to suffer through them first? You know, like upgrading to Snow Leopard.

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Mad scientists figure out how to write memories to brains, take over Earth originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 17 Oct 2009 21:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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