Scientists Find Drug to Remove Emotional Stress of a Memory

Headline is a bit alarmist – they aren’t erasing the memory – they are softening the emotional impact:

When you remember old memories they can become ‘unstored’ and then have to be ‘restored’. As the memory is getting restored, we gave patients a drug that turns down the emotional part of the memory. It left the conscious part of the memory intact, so they could still remember all the details but without being overwhelmed by the memory.






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