Thursday, September 14, 2006

Scientists Erase Memories in Rat Brains

Scientists have for the first time erased long-term memories in rats and also directly seen how the brain is changed by learning.

The research points to potential human benefits.

These findings could prove key "to understanding how memories can be augmented, for example in diseases that affect memory, like Alzheimer's," said neuroscientist Mark Bear at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT.

Remember the "flashy thing" from the Men in Black movie?


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