Scientists Manipulate and Erase Memories

Drugs and other therapies may soon be able to alter or even delete recollections selectively. For decades scientists believed that long-term memories were immutable—unstable for a few hours and then etched into the brain for good. Research now suggests that recalling a memory causes it to revert temporarily to an insecure state, in which the recollection can be added to, modified, even erased. “Memory is more dynamic, more fluid and malleable than we thought,” says neuroscientist Daniela Schiller of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Read the Full Article at: scientificamerican.com