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In movies, a loved one often consoles a brain-damaged patient by talking to them as if they are spatially aware. This is thought to be more about positive energy than actual communication, but new research has proven that at least some patients thought to be in a vegetative state are indeed still aware on some level.
For all our advances in science and technology, the inner workings of the human brain remain largely a mystery when it comes to some of our habits and addictions. But a new research study from MIT has offered new insight into how we might be able to directly control those habits with simple bursts of light.
Memories are a tricky thing. They can be full of joy or full of fear. It's those crappy, fearful, bad ones — like remembering getting bitten by a dog, for example — that we all wish we could get rid of. That soon could be a reality as scientists experimenting with memory have developed a technique to stop fearful memories from forming.