For years now, scientists have been studying sea snails and their cognitive processes. In the words of Futurism.com, the process that keeps sea snails alive mirrors how we humans stay alive-- their nerves "transmit impulses much the way ours do."
The clincher here is that scientists from UCLA officially succeeded in transferring memories from one snail to the other. And this research could potentially be applied to humans. On Tuesday, the Biomedical Journal tweeted, "A team transplanted
#memories by transferring RNA from one snail into another. The snails were trained to develop a defensive reaction. When the RNA was inserted into snails that had not undergone this process, they behaved as if they had been sensitized."