A brain region detects when you are about to think of an unwanted memory and alerts other regions to suppress it, according to new research

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Well, my brain sucks at this. In fact, I think it’s actively encouraging unwanted memories to emerge. Especially if I’m otherwise having a great day. My brain is a total jerk.

Bassiest1

That region in my brain works about as well as the one that produces serotonin

FrithTheCrow

I’m curious if this alarm system is turned off in those with PTSD, or similar conditions where they relive the memories randomly by triggers.

numnumjp

So THIS is why I can’t remember most of my life

TheFeenicks

This component malfunctioned for me.

Gnarlodious