Birds implanted memories

Date:

2019-10-07 12:20:08

Views:

1177

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

Birds implanted memories

Finches learn to sing by imitating their parents. This quality, the researchers decided to use in their study.

I Think the future is now — robots are already almost , and people learned how to move thoughts of one living creature into the brain of another. Scientists from the southwest Medical centre of the University of Texas were able to implant memories in the brain of songbirds, finches learn song, which they are usually taught by the parents. Researchers believe that the unusual results of the experiment in one day can help lead to a better understanding of conditions in which impaired development .

Can I embed other people's memories into the body of the living entity?

Finches — a small bird, very common in Western Europe. With people they share a unique ability of teaching young chorister skills with the direct help of parents. So, listening to the singing of their fathers, young birds memorize the notes and repeat them practicing again and again.

Knowing about the presence of finches of similar ability, American researchers conducted over the birds of the so-called optogenetics manipulation, in which the light used for monitoring and control of brain activity. In other words, the scientists controlled the interaction between the two areas of the brain to create memories of the syllables of the song where the note length corresponds to the length of the light exposure.

The Researchers argue that instead of implanting in the brain of a bird the song, they introduced finches only the knowledge of the length of the syllables. In that case, if scientists can discover other circuits that control various aspects such as pitch and word order, they can potentially implant the memory tracks in the brain of a bird. So, studying the forms and ways of behavior in the development process, imitating the behavior of our closest environment, we automatically accept their own, often not even knowing. At the same time, our scheme of the brain involved in the construction of certain memories regarding acquired in the process of implementation of social skills, is still poorly understood.

Scientists were able to implant in the brain of finches a sequence of syllables based on the unique ability of these birds to learn

Research on the young singing birds show that individual parts of the brain that connect the sensory and motor circuit, playing one of the most important roles in the formation . Artificial activation of such links in the brain can help scientists of the future to create memories that will be able to coordinate the training not only of animals and birds, but also humans.

Scientists believe that it is unlikely that this approach can be used in humans for implantation of memory, as these experiments will have huge ethical implications. However, experience with finches can help us to understand the conditions in which developmental disorders cause problems with speech. So, an unusual experiment could be the key to understanding the occurrence of autism disorders in the study of speech or social behavior.

Recommended

The Oculus zuest 2 virtual reality helmet for $300. What's he capable of?

The Oculus zuest 2 virtual reality helmet for $300. What's he capable of?

Why is the new Oculus zuest 2 better than the old model? Let's work it out together. About a decade ago, major technology manufacturers introduced the first virtual reality helmets that were available to ordinary users. There were two ways to find yo...

The mysteries of neurotechnology - can the brain be used as a weapon?

The mysteries of neurotechnology - can the brain be used as a weapon?

DARPA has launched the development of a neural engineering system to research a technology that can turn soldiers into cyborgs Despite the fact that the first representatives of the species Homo Sapiens appeared on Earth about 300,000 - 200,000 years...

What materials can be used to build houses on Mars?

What materials can be used to build houses on Mars?

Marsha constructions n the surface of the Red Planet SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is hopeful that humans will go to Mars in the next ten years. Adapted for long flight ship Starship is already in development, but scientists have not yet decided where exactly...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

In China started to lay the path for bullet trains on a magnetic pillow

In China started to lay the path for bullet trains on a magnetic pillow

very much committed to become the country with the most highly branched network of high-speed Railways. In the past few years, China has actively led the development in the field of creating extremely fast trains on a magnetic cu...

What is the airships and why they want to re-use?

What is the airships and why they want to re-use?

At the moment, the number of airships in the world is quite limited. Most often, they are used as original advertising funds, if necessary, collecting information about traffic situations, as well as in the organization of tourist...

Whether robots will ever attain consciousness?

Whether robots will ever attain consciousness?

still from a sci-Fi movie 2014 “of the car” the uniqueness of the human lies in our ability to understand themselves and to represent action in different situations. We can also learn from mistakes and to ponder what actions are r...