This is an article that points to a research study that frankly I don’t understand too well. But bottom line is that scientist have actually watched a memory form in the brain of a zebra fish.

“It may be that what we’re looking at is the equivalent of a solid-state drive” in the brain, said co-author Scott Fraser, a quantitative biologist at USC.

The fish in question was modified so that flourescent proteins formed in the brain. Then they watched its brain as they adjusted temperature controls and trained it to associate that with a light. Very similar to Pavlov and his dogs who salivated.

Pretty cool, but I’m not sure I want them to see what my brain does when I see Ana de Armas…

Scientists Watch a Memory Form in a Living Brain