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Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2013
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Title
Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus
Published in
Science, July 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1239073
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Authors

S. Ramirez, X. Liu, P.-A. Lin, J. Suh, M. Pignatelli, R. L. Redondo, T. J. Ryan, S. Tonegawa

Abstract

Memories can be unreliable. We created a false memory in mice by optogenetically manipulating memory engram-bearing cells in the hippocampus. Dentate gyrus (DG) or CA1 neurons activated by exposure to a particular context were labeled with channelrhodopsin-2. These neurons were later optically reactivated during fear conditioning in a different context. The DG experimental group showed increased freezing in the original context, in which a foot shock was never delivered. The recall of this false memory was context-specific, activated similar downstream regions engaged during natural fear memory recall, and was also capable of driving an active fear response. Our data demonstrate that it is possible to generate an internally represented and behaviorally expressed fear memory via artificial means.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 73 3%
Japan 15 <1%
Germany 14 <1%
United Kingdom 11 <1%
France 10 <1%
Spain 9 <1%
Canada 8 <1%
Netherlands 7 <1%
Switzerland 7 <1%
Other 64 3%
Unknown 2217 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 661 27%
Researcher 409 17%
Student > Bachelor 399 16%
Student > Master 304 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 118 5%
Other 365 15%
Unknown 179 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 887 36%
Neuroscience 557 23%
Psychology 255 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 163 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 82 3%
Other 261 11%
Unknown 230 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1272. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 April 2021.
All research outputs
#5,200
of 17,659,963 outputs
Outputs from Science
#345
of 70,835 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25
of 167,047 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#3
of 851 outputs
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