Therapy administered during sleep could ease traumatic memories

09/22/2013 | Nature (free content)

Targeted brain training during sleep can help ease the effects of traumatic memories, according to research by the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. The scientists devised a form of exposure therapy -- which requires patients to relive their fears repeatedly to desensitize them -- that works while patients sleep, according to the study published in Nature Neuroscience.

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