Manipulation of Specific Neurons Helps to Erase Bad Memories and Enhance Good Ones

Stony Brook researchers discover a method to change emotionally charged memory patterns. Imagine if memory could be tuned in such a way where good memories are enhanced for those suffering from dementia or bad memories are wiped away for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Manipulation of Specific Neurons Helps to Erase Bad Memories and Enhance Good Ones

Imagine if memory could be tuned in such a way where good memories are enhanced for those suffering from dementia or bad memories are wiped away for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder. A Stony Brook University research team has taken a step toward the possibility of tuning the strength of memory by manipulating one of the brain’s natural mechanisms for signaling involved in memory, a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.

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