Scientific Experiments to address frightening memories to see if memory can be rewritten

Scientists are struggling with the mysteries of the brain, but every year they become more and more familiar and closer to unlocking the ability to control and even format the human brain

Scientists have been trying to find the elixir of memory that helps to forget everything bad. Perhaps you are looking for ways to resurrect the forgotten events after a severe head injury? Study the effect of false memories, which sometimes show during questioning witnesses to a crime. But the brain staunchly protects its secrets so Scientists have carried out experiments to address the frightening memories to see if memory can be rewritten.
And once again, scientists have attempted to penetrate the secrets of memory. This time they decided to test to see if they can edit the brain?
So during one experiment to cure the girl from the fear of dogs, she was shown pictures of different dogs – from the mind of evil and totally harmless. Thus, researchers removed from the archive of remembrance, encouraging the girl to experience again the emotions that she felt at that moment, when frightened by the animal.
After that it was taught to respond to the memory of another. For example, asked for her that the dog had saved her when she was drowning or chased vandals who climbed into her house. That is instilled her portrayal of another dog, dog-mate. At the final stage of the treatment research specialists the edited memories in the brain were fixed with the help of hypnosis.
The same researchers conducted experiments with members of military action, the victims of car accidents and rapes and as a result the volunteers experienced less fear of shocking memories.
The latest research is based on a radically new concept of storing memories in the brain. Before, scientists believed that memory – just photos: all parts firmly fixed at the time of the event. After these same experiments, the experts found that memories are stored in the brain, like folders on a shelf: when you take a folder to view, it is possible to change something.
- We do not want to erase all the memories – it would be unethical and would cause to reflect on the fate of other memories, associative associated with undesirable – says Roger Pitman, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. – The ideal scenario is to reduce or eliminate the fear that accompanies this recollection. The main focus is to provide treatment at a time when the memory is extracted from the archive, and “save” in memory, like a computer, an amended version.

It is possible that new methods of editing of memories will help in the future to treat a variety of phobias, posttraumatic stress and other syndromes associated with increased anxiety. We are all quiet certain this new found scientific piety would never be mishandled or used in such a way as say, military purposes. Never!

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