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Being scared twice locks memory in brain

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Scientists have achieved greater insight into how fleeting experiences become memories in the brain.

“I describe this effect as ‘priming’,” says Ryan Parsons, postdoctoral fellow at Emory University. “The animal experiences all sorts of things, and has to sort out what’s important. If something happens just once, it doesn’t register. But twice, and the animal remembers.”

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