This pill will make you smaller, this pill will erase bad memories

Monday, April 06, 2009

Suppose that scientists could erase certain memories by tinkering with a single substance in your brain. They could make you forget a chronic fear, a traumatic loss, even a bad habit. Benedict Carey, science writer for The New York Times, joins The Takeaway with a report on researchers in Brooklyn who have created an experimental drug that helps you forget.

For more on this fascinating process, read Benedict Carey's article, Brain Researchers Open Door to Editing Memory, in today's New York Times.

You may remember (or not!) that Lacuna Inc. has been promoting a similar process for some time:


From the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Guests:

Benedict Carey

Contributors:

Nadia Zonis

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