Saturday, July 27, 2013

Scientists can implant false memories into mice - Getting close to the heart of Constructivism

From http://www.thesnitch.co.uk

BBC News - Scientists can implant false memories into mice


Via bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23447600 

Amazing research on the frailty of memory and how we can be convinced something is true even though it is not.  Research like this can explain the case of how a woman believed she was raped by a person who actually she had been watching on TV when she was raped.


If we can implant memories, maybe someday we will understand how to optimize learning?  We are getting close to the heart of constructivism - how with every new event, we learn by building upon prior experiences.

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