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NIMH’s Dr. Aleksandra Vicentic: Sleep Brain Wave Key to Conquering Fear Memories

Science Update

NIMH grantee Subimal Datta, Ph.D., of Boston University, has pinpointed brainwave activity, deep in the brainstem of sleeping rodents, that signals successful consolidation of safety memories that override fear memories. Aleksandra Vicentic, Ph.D., Acting Chief, NIMH Behavioral Science and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch, which funded the study, comments on the significance of the results.

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