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Trapped Trauma

Did you know that when you remember a memory, it’s potentially being reformed? That’s right, your memories are recreated by brain protein.

” One of the scientists who has done the most to illuminate the way memory works on the microscopic scale is Eric Kandel, a neuroscientist at Columbia University in New York City. In five decades of research, Kandel has shown how short-term memories—those lasting a few minutes—involve relatively quick and simple chemical changes to the synapse that make it work more efficiently. Kandel, who won a share of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, found that to build a memory that lasts hours, days or years, neurons must manufacture new proteins and expand the docks, as it were, to make the neurotransmitter traffic run more efficiently. Long-term memories must literally be built into the brain’s synapses. Kandel and other neuroscientists have generally assumed that once a memory is constructed, it is stable and can’t easily be undone. Or, as they put it, the memory is “consolidated.”

You can read the entire article HERE!!

This brief paragraph explains how this process of creating memories works and the evidence of doubt in memory stability once they’ve been established.

Consider this then, every time you are not in the present, you could be recreating painful memories unnecessarily. There’s the gift behind the idea that we should “be”, here and now. We are literally prolonging our suffering. Seems silly to me. We have so much more power over our lives than most realize.

Isn’t it time we start making life maxed out with wonderful days and great things?!

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