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The forgetting pill eases painful memories forever

The forgetting pill eases painful memories forever "Once a memory is formed, we assume that it will stay the same. This, in fact, is why we trust our recollections. They feel like indelible portraits of the past. None of this is true... New research is showing that every time we recall an event, the structure of that memory in the brain is altered in light of the present moment"

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Monday, 20 February 2012 - 3:09pm
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