The growing science of memory manipulation raises social and ethical questions

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General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. But now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under

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Vernon Madison has dementia and no memory of murdering a police officer

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Imagine being held up at gunpoint. Do you trust you could remember the perpetrator’s face? The gun? Or would you have a better recollection of how loud the birds were chirping at that moment?

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Imagine a future in which you could tell your spouse about your day by simply transferring the memory to them, or one in which you could pass your memories on even after your death. These scenarios may seem far ahead in the future, but steps are definitely being taken towards this development

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Challenging standard theory of how the brain remembers. UCLA neuroscientists reported Monday that they have transferred a memory from one animal to another via injections of RNA, a startling result that challenges the widely held view of where and how memories are stored in the brain

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Neuroscientists are getting excited about non-invasive procedures to tune the brain’s natural oscillations

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Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don’t necessarily prevent suffering during surgery

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