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Mad Scientists Can Erase Memories From A Snail’s Brain … Are Humans Next? (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Saturday, July 15, 2017, 13:00

It is something that looked like it was taken straight out of a movie scene: scientists successfully erasing memories from the brain. The only difference is, we’re talking about a snail’s brain here. But there is an eerie possibility that this could soon happen to humans as well.

A new study conducted at the Columbia University Medical Center strongly suggests that it is possible to erase specific memories in the brain. They were able to wipe out specific memories of snails and they think that it is highly possible that a certain drug could be developed for humans.

Samuel Schacher, study co-author and professor of neuroscience in the school’s psychiatry department, wrote in an email as reported in Motherboard.vice.com: “We were able to reverse long-term changes in synaptic strength at synapses known to contribute to different forms of memories.” Synapses are tubes that allow neurons to pass signals to each other. These synapses are responsible for moderating long-term memories. The strength of these synapses will affect the brain’s ability to maintain the memory.”

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