Scientists Erase, Then Restore Memories in Rats

June 1, 2014 7:14 PM

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SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using light to stimulate key nerve connections in the brains of rats, scientists were able to erase certain memories, and then restore them with a second type of light.

"We can form a memory, erase that memory and we can reactivate it, at will, by applying a stimulus that selectively strengthens or weakens synaptic connections," study senior researcher Dr. Roberto Malinow, a professor of neurosciences the University of California, San Diego, said in a university pr...

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