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Research reveals brain has biological mechanism to block unwanted memories

Posted: 1/9/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 451   Submitted By:clayroy   Category: Press Releases   Source: www.eurekalert.org
"The big news is that we’ve shown how the human brain blocks an unwanted memory, that there is such a mechanism and it has a biological basis," said Stanford psychology Professor John Gabrieli, a co-author of the paper titled "Neural Systems Underlying the Suppression of Unwanted Memories." "It gets you past the possibility that there’s nothing in the brain that would suppress a memory – that it was all a misunderstood fiction."

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