The Recently Discovered Molecules That Could End Up Affecting Your Memory

The Puzzle of Memory

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Our friends at io9 have a great little overview of what we scientific types like to call the Eternal Sunshine Molecules (note: no scientific types call them that.). These are the recently-discovered molecules that may be able to erase, restore, retain, and protect our memories--at least, they might, in the coming decades.

Check out io9's feature for more on molecules like CaMKII, which leads to the inability to recall short-term memories associated with fear. (Curious about the moral side of that? Check out this ethicist's position.)