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Noninvasive technique to rewrite fear memories developed


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Geplaatst op 10 december 2009 - 15:33

Researchers at New York University have developed a non-invasive technique to block the return of fear memories in humans. The technique, reported in the latest issue of the journal Nature, may change how we view the storage processes of memory and could lead to new ways to treat anxiety disorders.

Researchers have long sought to understand fear memories. These are expressed as the body's emotional reaction to objects or events previously linked to potential danger. (...)

While researchers have traditionally seen long-term memory as fixed and resistant, it is now becoming clear that memory is, in fact, dynamic and flexible. As a result, the act of remembering makes the memory vulnerable until it is stored again -- a process called reconsolidation. During this instability period, new information could be incorporated into the old memory. This was the phase during which the NYU researchers sought to employ a technique to block the return of fear memories.

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Geplaatst op 12 december 2009 - 17:37

Op de volgende link kan je het onderzoek ook nog eens bekijken in de vorm van een video, met daarbij een interview met de onderzoeksters.
http://www.nature.co...mory/index.html

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