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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.

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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.

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