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Can Scientists ‘hack’ Memory? by Haleplushearty: 6:08pm On Apr 06, 2019
Is it possible to manipulate memory formation and consolidation? And why would we want to do it? Our memories make up so much of who we are, and the things we remember can often define our experience of the world.

And while positive memories can help us grow and thrive, negative memories do not always have such welcome effects. Sometimes, unpleasant memories can be part of a learning curve, getting scalded with boiling water means that next time we will be more careful when handling the kettle.

However, there are also memories that are truly traumatic, and recalling them can lead to distress and serious mental healthconditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study of memory formation, recall, and forgetting attracts a lot of attention and curiosity among neuroscientists, psychologists, and...



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