From: Vincent Campbell (VCampbell@dmu.ac.uk)
Date: Tue 18 Mar 2003 - 10:26:53 GMT
Saw this article in yesterday's Independent newspaper about research into
long term memory in fruit flies, that highlights the role of creb genes, I
believe they are called. The article suggests a mechanism for long term
It also brings to mind a piece in New Scientist recently about by-passing
damage to the hippocampus with a computer chip- rats have been used in
experiments I believe.
Maybe the "mystery" of memory won't be for much longer. Moreover it might
give memeticists with neuroscience knowledge a target for research into the
memes in minds idea, and maybe we can settle that part of the dispute.
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