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Accidental Discovery Could Treat Memory Disorders

A professor's attempt to reduce a man's appetite by implanting electrodes in his brain didn't curb his appetite — but it did cause the man to experience vivid memories instead. Now that professor — Andres Lozano at the Toronto Western Research Institute — is testing the procedure on people suffering from Alzheimer's.

Lozano talks with Michele Norris.

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