Could electroconvulsive therapy zap worst nightmares?

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), long associated with controversial treatment of the mentally ill, can be used to erase memories, Dutch researchers have found.

Fear suppressing neurons found

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have found neurons that prevent mice from forming fearful memories in an area of the brain called the hippocampus.

How Scientists Are Learning To Shape Our Memory

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2013
by Alex Muller

The human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons and can store about 2.5 petabytes of information. But where you put your keys last night? The answer is always suspiciously unavailable.