Scientists work on erasing traumatic memories
Do have any Friday night moments of shame that you would like to erase from your memory for ever? Well boffins in the US have claimed that they can erase memories from mice without affecting the brain and are perfecting the same technique for humans.
Just in the like the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, researchers from the Georgia College of Medicine are working on methods to wipe away unwanted memories through the targeting of a protein that is fundamental to remembering specific events.
The scientists behind the project are hoping that their research will be used to wipe away traumatic memories and improve people's lives: 'While memories are great teachers and obviously crucial for survival and adaptation, selectively removing incapacitating memories, such as traumatic war memories or an unwanted fear, could help many people live better lives.'