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Erasing emotional memories: why experts say this might become a reality

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It sounds like something out of a movie - but scientists have figured out a way to alter the emotions linked to your memories. 

The research is still in early stages in lab mice, who don't have emotional outbursts or angry break-ups...but scientists say this study has the potential to help people suffering from things like post-traumatic stress syndrome. 

Neuro-scientists at MIT have discovered the specific brain circuit that plays a critical role in linking either a positive or negative emotion with a memory. 

Even better, they have found a way to reverse that response by manipulating those brain cells. 

The hope is this could lead to new medications to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress. 

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