A team of researchers from the University of Montreal has come up with a new pill this week aimed at eliminating negative memories and emotions. Recalling painful memories while under the influence of the drug “metyrapone” reduces the brain’s ability to re-record the negative emotions associated with them, according to University of Montreal researchers at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital. The team’s study challenges the theory that memories cannot be modified once they are stored in the brain.
“Metyrapone is a drug that significantly decreases the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is involved in memory recall,” said lead author Marie-France Marin.
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