Memories are Made of This

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on…”

If there was ever an indication that the human conscience exists within the structure of our brains, it has come recently in research at the University of Cleveland, Ohio.

Slices of brain tissue have been induced to produce memory-like patterns, despite the fact that they are, to all intents and purposes, ‘dead’. Electrical stimulation of neurons produced different outputs according to how, and how many, neurons were stimulated.

This effect is similar to that produced in monkeys working on memory tasks.

Image courtesy of koratmember at


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s