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Flashes of Light Show How Memories Are Made

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Creating and erasing memories

By controlling rats' brain cells they had genetically engineered to respond to light, researchers were able to create fearful memories of events that never happenedand then to erase those memories again.

Credit: Sadegh Nabavi and Sina Alizadeh

Neuroscientists can breathe a collective sigh of relief.

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