Because of the compartmentalization of memory in the brain—the storage of different aspects of a memory in different areas—the careful application of PKMzeta synthesis inhibitors and other chemicals that interfere with reconsolidation should allow scientists to selectively delete aspects of a memory.
The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever | Wired Magazine | Wired.com
On memory, the act of remembering and experimental methods to erase memory or blunt its emotional impact. Would you voluntarily have your memory erased? If we had every piece of our unpleasant, traumatic, shameful memories erased, would we be better people? Would we be happier?
Do we need clinical methods to erase memory? I’m happy with my brain’s ability to shepherd my memories. I seem to have room for so many useless song lyrics. And when random memories come back because of tiny present-day triggers, well, it’s like watching a favorite movie I haven’t seen in a long time.