Erasing a memory reveals the neurons that encode it

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Ed Yong, 2009.

Propranolol: drug tested with people; taken before recalling memories of phobias and reduced the amount of fear associated with those memories.

CREB: identifies memories containing fearful experiences.

Memories are stored as a plurailty of activated neurons not in a single one.

Jin-Hee Han using a compound to expose CREB-laced memories and a diptheria strain to attack the "fearful" memories.