Doctors may be able to erase bad memories
Neurologists believe they have come a step closer to being able to erase unshakable haunting memories.
In research sounding like the plot of a sci-fi film, a group of researchers believe they have found the gene which performs the role of memory extinction.
The process, which occurs when new memories overwrite old ones, is being treated as the key to eventually being able to completely delete painful memories.
The research could lead to medical advances and the successful treatment of those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or sufferers tormented by earlier experiences.