Skip to comments.Spotless Mind? Unwanted Memories Might Be Erasable Without Harming Other Brain Functions
Posted on 12/24/2008 12:44:40 PM PST by CE2949BB
ScienceDaily (Dec. 24, 2008) The brain acts as a computer to both store information and process that information. In a computer, separate devices perform these roles; while a hard disk stores information, the central processing unit (CPU) does the processing. But the brain is thought to perform both these functions in the same cells neurons leading researchers to ask if distinct molecules within the brain cells serve these different functions.
In a discovery that may one day lead to the ability to erase debilitating painful memories and addictions from the brain, researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have found that a molecule known to preserve memories PKMzeta specifically stores complex, high-quality memories that provide detailed information about an animal's location, fears, and actions, but does not control the ability to process or express this information. This finding suggests that PKMzeta erasure that is designed to target specific debilitating memories could be effective against the offending memory while sparing the computational function of brain.
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I vote you be banned for 6 weeks!!
That was totally uncalled for. I’m about to start my Christmas dinner and you have spoiled my appetite!
Heck, you may have wrecked my whole Christmas!
lol. 6 weeks is way too short. :-)
“...lol. 6 weeks is way too short. :-)...”
It’s Christmas, my man, where’s your giving spirit.
You know, her resemblance to Ayn Rand has always struck me. Philosophically they are polar opposites, of course, but I have to wonder if they share a common genetic heritage.
You’re right of course.
Blurred vision and brain fog made me say it.
I believe 0bama voters don’t need this research most of them are too incompetent to remember what they had for breakfast this morning.
How else could one explain their vote for 0bama.
Oh my gracious great mind do think alike.
You velly bad man.
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