Would you Erase a Memory?

Opening the Door to Editing Memories:  New research at the BLOA may one day give us the option! Read the excellent article below that contains within it excellent research and background information regarding the role of biological processes in memory formation (interaction between physiology and a cognitive process).

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/06/health/research/06brain.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

The Ethics of Erasing Bad Memories from the Atlantic:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/the-ethics-of-erasing-bad-memories/362110/

Read the above articles and consider the following:

  1. The ethical implications
  2. The “real world” application of research you’re familiar with
  3. Other implications not addressed?
  4. Would you have a bad memory erased if you could?!

By reading about the cutting edge of memory research and contemplating it in the above three ways, you’re augmenting your critical thinking! A skill you all need improvement on 😉

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