Daniela Schiller on how to erase fear with memory reconsolidation update mechanisms.
Being able to erase a memory is not just the stuff of movies or science fiction, it's also real. The brain learns very important emotionally impactful information in order to survive. The problem is that sometimes the memories are better forgotten. For example, people that come back from war or survive a disaster or make it through a rough breakup or a heavy duty trauma can have nightmares and flashbacks from those times long ago and it can negatively influence them for life. Emotional events like that can leave an imprint and create a dysfunctional autonomic response that prevents you from living your life the way you want.
You might be finding yourself thinking of the ex when you don't want or you might be wondering how to move forward without the ex. This is where the need to reprogram your brain comes in. Your brain has learned things very quickly and now you can use the same process in the brain (memory reconsolidation) to rewrite problem memories so you can be free to live again with more ease and comfort. For more, please watch the video with two researchers who have worked on the study on how to rewrite emotional memories.