Deleting unwanted memories is no longer something that happens only in the movies. Scientists can manipulate memories and delete unwanted ones.
Scientists assume memory to be transient and a function within the brain’s neurons that can be manipulated through drugs and suggestion therapies.
In fact, researchers have now figured out how to delete, change, and even implant memories – not just in animals, but in human subjects. And drugs that rewire our brains to forget the bad parts are already on the horizon, as PBS documentary Memory Hackers highlighted over the weekend.