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Neurobiologists are honing in on how memories form, and then finding ways to erase them.
Runtime: 52:35Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova

(Program not available for streaming.) What are memories? How do they form, and why do they seem so real? How could a famous psychology subject named H.M. retain long-term memories of his childhood yet not recall short-term memories, like what he ate for lunch? Neurobiologists and psychologists are discovering the details of how memory works, including pinpointing molecules that can create memories as well as those that can erase memories forever.

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