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Scientists Zap Mice Memories With Light

Think of your most horrible, unpleasant memory. If you could, would you want to erase that from your brain? You can't do it now, but new research is moving in that direction.

In a study at the University of California-Davis Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology scientists were able to use light to erase specific memories in mice, providing proof for a long-standing theory of how memories work by making them forget a painful experience.

The mice used in the experiment weren't...
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