Learning to Forget, Extinguishing Fearful Memories – Professor Stephen Maren, Texas A&M University

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We often hear how impairments in learning can have a negative impact on peoples’ lives but what about problems with forgetting? The inability to forget the association between everyday cues and previous traumatic events underlies anxiety-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Professor Stephen Maren at Texas A&M university is using cutting-edge techniques to reveal the neural basis of the relapse of traumatic memories.