This illustration shows http://www.dmoz.org/Health/ how researchers gave mice a false memory of being shocked in a particular environment.
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(CNN) -- Imagine you're a mouse, and you're freaking out right now because a researcher is putting you into a chamber. You distinctly remember feeling shocks to your tiny feet in that chamber.
What you don't know -- cue the creepy music -- is that scientists have manipulated