Dartmouth College researchers say they can erase memories in new study
DARTMOUTH — Researchers at Dartmouth College put together a study in a medical review asserting that they can erase memories.
The study "designed a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiment to test the hypothesis that people can intentionally forget previous experienced events by changing their mental representations of contextual information associated with those events," the abstract stated.
There were human participants that studied two lists of words where they manipulated whether the participant was told to forget or remember the first list before studying the second list.
They learned that we can forget about our recent past by changing our mental context, like being told to remember or forget something.