Researchers turn bad mouse memories into good ones

August 28, 2014 7:54 PM

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The majority of memories are linked with some form of emotion, much like the recalling of the death of a loved one evokes feelings of sadness, while thinking about times spent with a friend may evoke feelings of happiness.

Neuroscientists from MIT have discovered the brain circuit that controls the link between memories and specific emotions, both positive and negative. In addition, the researchers have also discovered how to manipulate brain cells in order to reverse such emotional associations with certain memories ...

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