Good Times, Bad Times

By Chris Atticus | Thursday, August 28, 2014

 

By artificially activating circuits in the brain, scientists have turned negative memories into positive ones.

They gave mice bad memories of a place, then made them good - or vice versa - without ever returning to that place.

Neurons storing the "place" memory were re-activated in a different emotional context, modifying the association.

Applying this technique to traumatic human memories appears unlikely, but the work sheds new light on precisely how emotional memories form and change. Full story: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28950532

 

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