Why Your Brain Blocks Scary Memories

Neuroscientists from the Tokyo University of Sciences explain how the brain reacts to fear and memories.

via SyFY

Neuroscientists from the Tokyo University of Sciences, who recently published a study in Behavioral Neuroscience, think they have found the answer for erasing, instead of facing, memories that switch on fear. This is known as fear extinction. Your brain synthesizes a compound known as KNT-127 that activates delta-opioid receptors which are associated with mood. While the scientists were aware it was behind fear extinction from a previous study, what exactly activates it had been a mystery until now.

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