The second TEDTalk we watched at our 10th Curious Souls Get Together meeting was Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu’s talk on: “A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory.” that was presented at TEDxBoston.
Can we edit the content of our memories? It’s a sci-fi-tinged question that Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu are asking in their lab at MIT. Essentially, the pair shoot a laser beam into the brain of a living mouse to activate and manipulate its memory. In this unexpectedly amusing talk they share not only how, but — more importantly — why they do this.
Steve Ramirez -Neuroscientist