The Only Happy Memories Are False Ones

“Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep. In the study, positive feelings about a particular place were artificially written into the animal’s memory, which caused them to seek out that place in search of a reward when they woke up…. The scientists say that the findings could pave the way for new treatments that would allow patients to overcome depression or deeply entrenched painful memories.”