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Researchers Implant False Memories In Mice 102

Posted by samzenpus
from the remember-this dept.
sciencehabit writes "Call it 'Total Recall' for mice. A group of neuroscientists say that they've identified a potential mechanism of false memory creation and have planted such a memory in the brain of a mouse. With this knowledge, neuroscientists can start to figure out how many neurons it takes to give us the perception of what's around us and what goes on in our neural wiring when we remember—or misremember—the past."

Comment: Re:Cheap (Score 4, Interesting) 130

by Mathness (#43912603) Attached to: Hackers Spawn Web Supercomputer On Way To Chess World Record

It actually could be a fair exchange of resources instead of ads, I use some of yours when visiting your site and "consuming" your work and I give some back by doing some "work" for you. If what I provide is a reasonable use of my resources, I would have no problem with it as long as it is legal.

Comment: Looks to me ... (Score 2) 470

by Mathness (#43658987) Attached to: <em>Ender's Game</em> Trailer Released

Looks to me (based on this trailer alone) that the book got hammered and bashed to fit into the current Hollywood "sci-fi" form factor, lots of shiny graphics/scenery and some fractions of elements from the book (similar to I robot).

Children trained as soldiers? The film Soldier already did that very well, and I got a feeling it is closer to the book than the Ender's Game film will ever be.

Comment: Re:Useful (Score 1) 115

by Mathness (#43124609) Attached to: Google Glass Will Identify People By Clothing

Should I say calculators are useless or stupid, just because I don't need them for that use case?

Your comparison of the calculator and the Google gadget is flawed, as one is made for a specific purpose (calculator) and the other have additional benefits (which I hope work out for those in needed of them). It would be more prudent to compare the calculators additional purposes. For instance the calculator can be used as a dildo, but like the Google gadget, doing so in public will make you look like a freak.

The problem is not the gadget in itself, but the way it works and who controls the data, and how it affects everybody around the user whether they like it or not. It is an invasion of peoples lives on a massive scale.

Comment: Bashing onwards (Score 5, Informative) 321

by Mathness (#41948107) Attached to: Sony DVR Useless After Rovi Stops TV Guide OnScreen

Is this meant to be another bash SONY because they are "evil" "article"?

Before you head down that line, note that:

- Rovi (corporation) used to be called Macrovision.
- This is for a (free?) Over The Air service.
- No link to the Rovi announcement or their reasoning.
- Affects any device and service relying on Rovi and their data.

It seems to me this is just another move to get people onto cable where media companies can exert more control over content (and the people watching) and rake in more money.

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928