When an individual suffers from a traumatic injury, their ability to form short-term and long-term memories may be negatively impacted. People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder have reported memory loss after the event that brought about the condition, as well as uncontrollable thoughts and nightmares. As research expands into the mutability of long-term memory formation, treatments for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder may soon be at hand.
Since the late 19th century, clinicians, biologists, and psychologists have undertaken research to gain insight into the mechanisms of memory formation, storage, and recall. A recent breakthrough in this study of memories ...