Neuroscientists claim to have altered emotions associated with memories

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The research is still in early stages in lab mice, but has the potential to help people suffering from things like post-traumatic stress syndrome.

It sounds like something out of a movie, but scientists have figured out a way to alter emotions associated with memories.

(NBC) - It sounds like something out of a movie, but scientists have figured out a way to alter emotions associated with memories.

The research is still in early stages in lab mice, but has the potential to help people suffering from things like post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Neuroscientists at MIT discovered the brain circuit that plays a critical role in associating either positive or negative emotions with certain memories.

What's more - they found they could reverse the emotional response to a memory by manipulating brain cells.

While far from clinical use, experts say the research could lead to medications for those suffering from post-traumatic stress.


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