Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality

Research

A collaborative study by research groups from Columbia University Medical Center and the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of memory retention. Their findings could one day lead to therapies that alleviate anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder by selectively erasing pathological memories.

Improving memory with magnets

Research

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.