Fine-tuning memories might help addicts keep away from relapsing

According to scientists in China, Manipulating memories of drug use may aid reformed addicts keep away from a come back to a life of drug abuse. They were firstly shown a brief video to hark back them of taking drugs opening the memory window. Ten minutes later they watched more videos and looked at films of heroin drug use.
The work relies on the thought that a memory can turn into impressionable after it is accessed, creating a short window throughout which the memory can be rewritten. The researchers at Peking institution of higher education tried to rewrite the original memory so that it would be as if the link between cue and the longing not at all existed.

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