By Jordan Gaines Lewis
Gaines, on the Brain
Originally published November 9, 2015
Here is an excerpt:
But what if doctors and researchers could attack PTSD at the source: actually implanting or erasing specific memories in a person's brain?
It may sound like science fiction — not unlike Lord Voldemort luring Harry Potter to the Ministry of Magic by creating false images in Harry's mind, or the entire premise of the movie Inception — but science is actually getting close. In mice, neuroscientists have found ways to not only identify the location of certain memories, but to actually manipulate those memories.
But can we do this in humans — in patients with PTSD? And perhaps the bigger question: should we?
The entire blog post is here.