Triggers for painful memories can be erased using LASERS

Scientists may soon be able to wipe out your most haunting memories using lasers.

Researchers in Japan have found a way to manipulate neurons in the brains of mice to remove triggers for certain bad memories.

These findings could work toward the development of new methods to reverse post-traumatic stress disorder, they claim. 

Scientists may soon be able to wipe out your most haunting memories using lasers. Researchers in Japan have found a way to manipulate neurons in the brains of mice to remove triggers for certain bad memories (stock image)  

Scientists at the University of Toyama wanted to see whether two independent memories can be linked and then decoupled. 

To do this, mice were trained to have two separate fear memories.

First, Professor Kaoru Inokuchi taught mice to associate pain with taste.  

The mice were injected with nausea-inducing lithium chloride…

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