The Science of Erasing Bad Memories

Memories change each time we remember. Every time we access a memory, the neural pathways in our brain are being rewritten.

Can You Erase Bad Memories?

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Each memory is active in a number of different parts of the brain and isn't compartmentalized to just one area. 00:22

  2. One study found if a certain drug was administered prior to or during memory recall, the memory could be effectively erased. 01:46

Written by Curiosity Staff November 12, 2014