It sounds like science fiction. The idea that bad memories could be erased with a flash of light.

Well, the future is here – at least for mice.

Researchers at the University of California Davis Center For Neuroscience are learning how to use lasers to erase specific memories in mice. Something that could possibly benefit humans one day.

Dr. Brian Wiltgen said people store countless experiences every day, both good and bad. Deep in the brain is a small structure called the hippocampus that works as our memory bank.

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