OdishaLIVE Bureau

Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a horror filled dream and tried to erase it out of your mind? I am sure there must have been a handful of unpleasant experiences which you never want to recall again.

Now imagine an eraser on your brain which could remove such bad memories from your brain. Sounds too good to be true isn’t it? What if I tell you that such a treatment is possible now thanks to University of Toronto researcher Prof. Sheena Josselyn and her team of experts.

We were able to locate neurons (brain cells) associated with bad memories in the brain, which are a very few in number. We were able to locate these neurons associated with fear and other bad experiences and chemically disrupt them from recalling these bad memories. It was possible to medicate them and hence erase targeted bad memories in mice said Prof. Josselyn.

We see this as a progress in neuroscience and proof that memories can in fact be deleted.