How the Brain Purges Bad Memories - Deepstash
How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

Curated from:

Ideas, facts & insights covering these topics:

2 ideas


1.75K reads


Explore the World's Best Ideas

Join today and uncover 100+ curated journeys from 50+ topics. Unlock access to our mobile app with extensive features.

How Our Brain Purges Bad Memories

How Our Brain Purges Bad Memories

A particular neuronal circuit between the two regions of the brain: the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex, is found to be responsible for alerting us when a particular threat has been eliminated.

The many neurological circuits between these two areas of the brain are the reason we experience and are able to regulate our fear response.


966 reads

Our Fear Memory

  • We all have a fear memory, where we feel scared of remembering a tragic event from the past.
  • The brain has the ability to make new neuronal connections and remove older ones.
  • The new findings on how the brain eliminates bad memories open up opportunities to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and other anxiety-related issues.


792 reads



Passionate tv nerd and lifelong web junkie. I love sleeping. Sleeping is a science and I study it.

Alexandra 's ideas are part of this journey:

Master Public Speaking

Learn more about health with this collection

How to adapt to different speaking situations

How to engage with an audience

How to use body language effectively

Related collections

Similar ideas

What Is Consciousness?

6 ideas

What Is Consciousness?

Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

2 ideas

Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

The Science Behind Dreaming

3 ideas

The Science Behind Dreaming

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Personalized microlearning

100+ Learning Journeys

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates