MIT researchers have shown, for the first time ever, that memories are stored in specific brain cells. By triggering a small cluster of neurons, the researchers were able to force the subject to recall a specific memory. By removing these neurons, the subject would lose that memory.
HT to Tom via Fb for this.
This is really, really cool and no doubt will help to fight certain diseases. Could this mean, then, that we could harvest these neurons from the dead and incubate them into live brains and have the memories kept safe?