Lost memories aren’t gone forever; they are just inaccessible


Amnesia remains a controversial subject in the field of neuroscience, with majority of the researchers arguing that it occurs when cells are damaged and memory cannot be stored; while others believe that the memories are simply blocked and cannot be recalled. And in the latest series of experiments, mice are helping us resolve this long-simmering debate about what happens to “lost” memories. Are they wiped out permanently, or are they still there, but just somehow out of reach?