Israeli researchers know how to read memories even after death

Israeli researchers know how to read memories even after death

Researchers from the State of Israel concluded as follows: information retaining leaves some mark on our brains that may be successfully read out, even after death.

Scientific journal eLife has published an article of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Authors of the study found gene patterns encoded in specific brain regions of mice, after those mice endured positive and negative experiences. Researchers assume that information encoded in the brain as a set of genes is the memory record that offers conclusive evidence on any specific emotional experience. And perhaps, formation of memories in the brain occurs pursuant to some algorithm that may be decoded.

A team of researchers from Citri Lab and Alexander Silberman Institute for Life Sciences have studied 14 specific gene expression codes found consistently in the brain. Moreover, expressions were so clear that researchers managed to determine the type of emotional experiences endured by specific mouse.

Moreover, researchers have learnt of how not only predict with a probability of 90% what kind of experience the mice had, but to adjust their response to certain stimuli as well – by altering the expression of certain gene. Thus, the mouse that used to be paralyzed with fear, was rather proactive upon adjustment procedures.

Researchers hope that further development of this technology will help to treat psychiatric disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder that are triggered by memory, experience, situation, and circumstance.

Moreover, trying to peer into the future of this technology, researchers believe that it may come useful for scientific crime detection purposes – for instance, it will help to find out whether the victim knew the killer, – after the victim died.