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Biologists first implanted memories into the brain

Scientists managed to implant information about the structure of songs directly into the brain of songbirds. Scientists have applied the methods of optogenetics – a scientific field, the methods of which can regulate the functioning of nerve cells with the help of light. The research of biologists is written by the scientific journal Science. Scientists have long been trying to figure out how a person learned to speak in the process of evolution, and what areas of the brain are involved in learning speech. The researchers tried to establish this with the help of songbirds, reports TASS. The object of the study, scientists chose zebra amadines (Taeniopygia guttata), whose process of learning to sing is in many ways similar to the process of teaching a person to speak. These birds listen to the singing of their parents in early childhood and, many times repeating individual fragments of the melody, in Continue Reading