Technology Networks: Can Memory Manipulation Treat Alcohol Addiction?
November 30, 2020: Dr. Steve Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University, leads research on how memory works and how to use it to treat disorders of the brain. Researchers studied alcohol exposure and withdrawal in mice to see if they were able to affect their responses to traumatic experiences. Using optogenetics, they were able to artificially dampen fear responses in mice and mitigate addiction-related behaviors. Click below to read more about their work and findings.