Neuroscientists claim to have altered 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.

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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