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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

Steve Ramirez, Xu Liu, Pei-Ann Lin, Junghyup Suh, Michele Pignatelli, Roger L. Redondo, Tomás J. Ryan, Susumu Tonegawa, Ramirez S, Liu X, Lin PA, Suh J, Pignatelli M, Redondo RL, Ryan TJ, Tonegawa S, 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 %
Unknown 1291 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 2%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 1%
Unspecified 9 <1%
Student > Bachelor 7 <1%
Professor 3 <1%
Other 9 <1%
Unknown 1223 95%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 22 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 1%
Unspecified 14 1%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 <1%
Computer Science 2 <1%
Other 8 <1%
Unknown 1223 95%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1195. 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 17 September 2018.
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#1,959
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Outputs from Science
#122
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#20
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#2
of 727 outputs
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