Researchers at Stanford claim they’ve figured out how to erase the traumatic memories of mice while they sleep bringing them one step closer to their goal of ending PTSD for humans. Apparently a prescription memory-eraser could even be on the way. Are we closer to an Eternal Sunshine moment than we think? The conventional treatment for stress and anxiety caused by traumatic events can be grueling for the patient, barbaric, even. They’ve simply got to recall the drama over and over and over in front of a shrink until, eventually, they learn how to deal with it—and there’s no guarantee the patent won’t relapse. Read the full story at Gizmodo.
Scientists Erase the Memories of Sleeping Mice
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).