Neuroscientists Just Discovered the Neurons that Rewrite Traumatic Memories

Neuroscientists Just Discovered the Neurons that Rewrite Traumatic Memories

Memories of traumatic experiences can lead to mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can destroy a person's life. It is currently estimated that almost a third of all people will suffer from fear- or stress-related disorders at one point in their lives. Now, a new study shows -- at the cellular level -- how therapy can treat even long-term memories of trauma. "Our findings shed, for the first time, light onto the processes that underlie the successful treatment of traumatic memories," says EPFL Professor Johannes Gräff, whose lab carried out the study. In the field of...

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