How to erase a memory?

Researchers have recently discovered that it’s possible to erase a memory. Apparently, fear memory formation involves an increase in calcium-permeable AMPAR levels found in the nerve cells of the amygdala. These levels peak 24 hours after the fear-inducing stimulus event. Chemical modification of the GluA1 protein can help weaken the brain connections to the trauma effectively erasing the memory. Promising stuff.


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