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Blocking boozy memories reduces risk of relapse

Blocking boozy memories reduces risk of relapse | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Molecule associated with learning and memory could be key to treating alcoholism.
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Wiping out drinking-associated memories could help those with alcohol problems to stay sober, suggests a study in rats.

As with other forms of addiction, environmental cues linked to drinking — such as the smell of beer — can trigger the urge to consume alcohol and increase the risk of a relapse into abuse. Over time, these learned associations can be maddeningly difficult to break.

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New memories filmed in action for first time

New memories filmed in action for first time | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
The processes of memory formation and retrieval have been observed across the entire brain for the first time using transparent zebrafish    
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Got a memory like a fish? The first study to visualise live memory retrieval in the whole brain has not only debunked the "three-second memory" myth, but also sheds light on the brain processes involved in forming long-term memories.

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