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Scientists discover how to erase memories

amigoro (761348) writes | about 7 years ago

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amigoro writes "Neuroscientists have discovered that long-term memories are not etched in a "clay tablet"-like stable form as once thought, but the process is much more dynamic, involving a miniature molecular machine that must run constantly to keep memories going, jamming the machine briefly can erase long-term memories."
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Can anyone really explain yet how memory works? (1)

sslo (1143755) | about 7 years ago | (#20257747)

This is the first time I've read that the brain's long-term memory storage is continually refreshed by a biochemical process. DRAM, more or less. I don't understand this at all but it's interesting, and I'd like to hear the reactions of people who do understand what the article says.
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