Erasing unwanted memories

13 May, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Halo Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, 141 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BA

chris_baileySpeaker: Dr Chris Bailey, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath.

It’s a disturbing prospect invoked by scenes from films like ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, where people pay to have heart-breaking memories erased from their minds. In reality, our understanding of memory formation and storage suggests that erasing ‘unwanted’ memories can really help to treat disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.

Chris has recently been looking into the role of learning and memory in addiction. His talk will cover the latest research on how memories are formed.

Chris Bailey’s  university webpage.