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How to erase bad memories and enhance good ones | KurzweilAI

How to erase bad memories and enhance good ones | KurzweilAI

Imagine if people with dementia could enhance good memories or those with post-traumatic stress disorder could wipe out bad memories. A Stony Brook University research team has now taken a step toward that goal by manipulating one of the brain’s natural mechanisms for signaling involved in emotional memory: a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.

The region of the brain most involved in emotional memory is thought to be the amygdala. Cholinergic neurons that reside in the base of the brain…

Source: How to erase bad memories and enhance good ones | KurzweilAI